'We deserve respect' - Real Betis fuming after Real Madrid VAR controversy

A number of contentious incidents fell in favour of Los Blancos in their narrow 3-2 win on Saturday evening

1:50pm on Sunday 27th September 2020
Paul Macdonald

Real Betis have been left fuming after a number of tight VAR decisions fell in favour of Real Madrid in Los Blancos' 3-2 victory in La Liga on Saturday.

A borderline offside call featuring Karim Benzema was allowed, forcing Emerson into an own-goal which brought the sides level at 2-2, then Luka Jovic's run in on goal forced a red card challenge from the same player.

Then in the closing stages Madrid were awarded a penalty for a contentious handball awarded against Marc Bartra, which Sergio Ramos lobbed home to take all three points.

Betis as a collective were incensed by the decisions from the referee, with goalkeeper Joel Robles stating: "The referee was not correct. In case of doubt, they go to the big team. I've been in this for years and it's always the same story. I don't want to think that they go with them, but it's always the same."

Meanwhile, Ozgur Unay, who is a member of the board of directors at Betis, took to Twitter to go further.

He said: "The refereeing in Real Betis - Real Madrid is not typical of the best league in the world.


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"Indignation, impotence, incredulity... always mistakes with modern technologies. Betis deserves respect. Much encouragement and congratulations for the good game and great effort against adversity."

Finally, playmaker Sergio Canales simply posted a zipped mouth emoticon to his Twitter account, highlighted that he didn't want to say how he felt about the decisions.

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