Gerard Pique defends VAR after serious criticism

Sport360 staff 12:04 09/01/2019
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Gerard Pique

It was a favourable night of football for Barcelona as they watched their closest title contenders Atletico Madrid and Sevilla drop points and rivals Real Madrid lose 2-0 to Real Sociedad at home.

However, the night was marred by some controversial decisions. Getafe were denied a clear goal against Barcelona for a perceived foul on Clement Lenglet.

There was heavy criticism of VAR on Sunday night, given Madrid too had certain decisions go against them.

However, Gerard Pique believes that the fault lies in the mindset of the people who like to criticise everything and not VAR in itself.

“When there was no VAR it was because there was no VAR,” the defender said after the game.

“When there is, it’s because there is.

“I’ve already said it, but in this country, we love controversy and that is why there are programs that live off of controversy, it’s cultural.

“VAR helps the referee and that is the important thing.”

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