Botafogo was in trouble with the arbitration after the defeat to Flamengo, this Saturday night, at Nilton Santos. And, in addition to the players, who complained after the final whistle, manager John Textor also criticized the performance of referee Raphael Claus. The owner of the club’s SAF used social media to horn the arbitration.
– Everyone saw it… You saw it too… Shameful – Published Textor on Instagram along with a photo of Raphael Claus.
Botafogo’s main complaint is about a possible foul at the origin of Flamengo’s second goal, scored by Bruno Henrique. Rapahel Claus was not called by the referee Daiane Caroline Muniz dos Santos, responsible for the VAR tonight, to review the move, in which Wesley fouled Tchê Tchê in midfield.
After the final whistle of the match, which decreed Botafogo’s first defeat at Nilton Santos in this Brazilian Championship, the black and white players surrounded the referee Raphael Claus. For the most outrageous complaint, midfielder Gabriel Pires ended up expelled.
Leader of the Brazilian Championship, Botafogo lost the 100% advantage it had at home in this Brazilian Championship. Until this Saturday, Glorioso had 11 wins in 11 matches at home. This was also the team’s first defeat on Nilton Santos’ synthetic lawn. The club had an unbeaten run of 19 matches.
Now, Botafogo can see the advantage for Palmeiras, vice-leader, diminish. Currently, this lead is 11 points. But Verdão still takes the field this Sunday, in the classic against Corinthians, at Neo Química Arena. With the break for Data-Fifa, Botafogo will only return to the field on September 16th, Saturday, against Atlético-MG, at Arena MRV.