PREMIER LEAGUE officials have confessed to VAR making the WRONG decision over Giovani Lo Celso’s red card escape versus Chelsea.
Fans were left enraged when the Argentine dodged a dismissal for appearing to stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta during the second-half of Saturday’s game.
Referee Michael Oliver decided against a card of any kind in the moment before VAR took a lengthy look from Stockley Park.
Having decided against a punishment for serious foul play, it later emerged that the officials in charge realised their error.
According to various reports, the video replay referees admitted that Lo Celso SHOULD have been sent off.
That contrasts claims emerging minutes earlier that PGMOL, who oversee the division’s referees, had defended the decision.
It was first stated that the Tottenham player had “nowhere else” to plant his foot.
Premier League referee David Coote was the official in charge at Stockley Park, a man with 23 top-flight matches under his belt.
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Chelsea came through the controversy to win 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, but not before VAR had to green light Olivier Giroud’s opener for a potential offside.
But it was Lo Celso fortunate with the refereeing decisions on a number of occasions having dodged a punishment for appearing to kick out at Mason Mount in the first-half.
The Argentine was eventually booked on the 80th minute as Spurs‘ pursuit of a top-four finish suffered a hammer blow.
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