Atletico will request clarification on the criteria for VAR

On Sunday afternoon, Atletico Madrid issued a statement to ask for an explanation as to the different criteria that are being used to apply VAR.

Their ire appears to relate to understanding why they were denied a penalty in the Madrid derby, when the ball appeared to hit Casemiro’s hand in the box.

“After observing the different use and consultation of VAR in similar moves during several matches, Atletico Madrid will request a clarification on Monday from the Technical Committee of Referees on this type of situation,” the statement read.

“Great confusion has been generated by the different criteria applied in similar actions, including the referee reviewing the image himself on the monitor in some cases and ignoring it in others, despite the obvious controversy of the action.

“We believe this clarification is very important to facilitate the work of the professionals and avoid the confusion of the fans.”