6 refs sacked after injustice to Vinicius

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The Royal Spanish Football Federation and The Technical Committee of Referees have reportedly sacked six VAR referees following the game against Valencia, where there was racist abuse on Vinicius Jr.

The Brazilian winger was racially abused by a section of Valencia fans, and the Brazilian later got in a melee with the Valencia players.

The 22-year-old was then shown a red card for slapping Hugo Duro after being manhandled by the Valencia player.

In that turn of events, only Vinicius was shown a red card – which was a big injustice.

But now it seems that the Spanish FA have decided to take action by firing six La Liga officials, including Iglesias Villanueva, who was responsible for VAR during Real Madrid’s defeat to Valencia, according to Marca.

Explaining the decision to sack the officials, the report claimed that the images given to the on-field referee De Burgos Bengoechea which led to Vinicus’ red card were not complete.

“They cannot find the reason why the sequence sent only referred to the Brazilian’s blow to Hugo Duro’s face and not to the rest of the play,” it was stated.