In a statement, the leonine emblem says it is disappointed by the lack of communication by the Arbitration Council, considering that there were « gross errors », « favoring FC Porto »
Sporting regretted this Tuesday, in a statement, the lack of communication by the Arbitration Council regarding the arbitration between Rio Ave and FC Porto, which ended with a 2-1 victory for the dragons in the third round of the championship .
The leonine emblem says that there were « gross errors » and considers that « both arbitration teams, on and off the field », « clariously erred », clearly harming Rio Ave and favoring FC Porto ».
It should be recalled that the Arbitration Council, after the game between Casa Pia and Sporting, issued a statement admitting an error by the arbitration team in the first goal of the leonine emblem of that match, in which Paulinho was offside, an infraction that VAR did not pointed out. Sporting would eventually win that match 2-1.
Lions even emphasize this fact. « It would be expected that, given the obvious and serious flaws, in the name of coherence, following what happened with the error of the video referee (VAR) recorded in Casa Pia vs. Sporting, the Arbitration Council would come to recognize the errors, regret what happened and take measures. And that he did so quickly. But simply, in this case, he chose not to do anything », can be read in the statement of the green and white emblem.
Read the statement in full:
« It is with disappointment that Sporting Clube de Portugal notes the lack of communication by the Arbitration Council regarding the gross errors of the arbitration team that officiated the game between Rio Ave and FC Porto.
Yesterday, both refereeing teams made a clamorous mistake, on and off the field, clearly harming Rio Ave and favoring FC Porto.
It would be expected that, given the obvious and serious failures, in the name of coherence, following what happened with the video referee (VAR) error recorded in Casa Pia vs. Sporting, the Arbitration Council came to recognize the mistakes, regret what happened and take measures. And that he did it quickly. But simply, in this case, chose to do nothing.
After a whole night and morning, it’s incomprehensible that he didn’t do it, which doesn’t contribute positively to the necessary improvement.
The error magnitude line is measured by their evidence and the impact they have.
The consequence of a technical error or a gross error of bad judgment is the same for sporting truth.
Errors of omission, especially by VAR, are as serious or more serious than errors of action.
As well as those of the Arbitration Council, which failed to intervene quickly, deciding to « whistle » to the side. »