‘I would like to say what I think but I’m going to shut up’

Hugo Mallo, the captain of Celta de Vigo, questioned the use of VAR. The celestial defender assured, after the end of the match against Real Sociedad, that “I would like to say what I think but I’m going to shut up.” He recalled that in the match played this Wednesday by Betis “it was red from Fekir and today it was the same” in relation to the entry of Elustondo to Santi Mina. “If the referee is going to see the VAR, if he whistles something, it is or is not a foul or red. A yellow one doesn’t make sense. But hey, it is still talking for the sake of talking. Refereeing is complicated and there are a thousand factors and a thousand decisions that have to be whistled in tenths of a second and it is complicated ”, he argued.” I did not understand how Fekir’s play last Wednesday ended in red and Aritz Elustondo’s on Santi Mina was yellow after Gil Manzano’s review on the screen he has on the side of the field.

“I would like to say what I think but I’m going to shut up,” he said about the use of VAR. The captain stated that “there is a lot of confusion, there is a lot of mess.” “Both Celta, Real or Betis … all teams have many doubts about use. It is an issue that has to be clarified, “he added. Hugo Mallo hopes that “for the year it will look good and be revised. The VAR is a tool that has to help and not confuse ”.

He recalled that in the match played this Wednesday by Betis, “it was red for Fekir and today it was the same” in relation to the entry of Aritz Elustondo to Santi Mina. “If the referee is going to see the VAR, if he whistles something, it is or is not a foul or red. A yellow one doesn’t make sense. But hey, it is still talking to talk. Refereeing is complicated and there are a thousand factors and a thousand decisions that have to be whistled in tenths of a second and it is complicated ”, he argued.