Alfonso Pérez Muñoz, former Real Madrid, Betis and FC Barcelona player, analyzed in Betsfy the action that marked a crucial day for LaLiga Santander. The penalty was awarded by Éder Militao in favor of Sevilla. The former international footballer has a clear position in this regard, there is no maximum penalty for him: “Militao jumps with his back to the trajectory of the ball, hits the back and then the hand. The referee logically consults the VAR, sees the screen and receives a penalty. An action that is unfair and takes place in many days of the championship. “
Alfonso also highlighted how uninspiring the hands criterion is this season. “There is not a single criterion that all referees can agree on and that everyone whistles the same actions and is fairer,” he said in his personal profile on Betsfy.
The striker, who has also played in Barcelona and Betis, defends VAR as a tool but also offers new suggestions to improve its use with a new figure: “VAR seems like a fantastic tool to me. It seems fair to me that there could be soccer players, people who have played it and seen actions like this. Footballers who weren’t necessarily in the top division or international, but who have 10 or 15 years of experience in the world of football. That they are a good complement to the referees, who know the rules well but don’t have the same experience on the field as a player or former soccer player. “