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‘VARdrid’ calls mount as Kepa at the heart of controversy on Real Madrid debut


Rival La Liga clubs have taken to social media in their numbers on Friday evening, to reveal their frustrations with the latest questionable decision to have gone in favour of Real Madrid.

For those not aware, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real are currently locked in action.

Amid efforts to build on a flawless start to the latest Spanish top-flight campaign, Los Blancos have made the trip to Balaidos, for a meeting with Celta Vigo.

The scoreline currently stands at 0-0, with both sides pushing hard for an opener.

Hosts Celta, though, were left feeling altogether aggrieved, after seeing what they thought was a go-ahead goal inside three minutes ruled out.

After Jørgen Strand Larsen’s effort from outside the area made its way into the corner courtesy of a deflection, Celta’s stars, understandably, wheeled away in celebration.

Word was soon forthcoming, however, that the goal was being inspected by the VAR team in attendance at Balaidos.

A lengthy check ensued, with it ultimately decided that Real debutant Kepa Arrizabalaga had been fouled whilst attempting to clear the ball.

The goal, as a result, was ruled out.

Safe to say, however, that the decision has since not gone down at all well with Los Blancos’ La Liga rivals.

Flooding to social media on Friday night, fans of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and more have made their frustrations clear, adamant that Kepa was not fouled in any way, shape or form.

This follows controversial decisions going in favour of Ancelotti’s side in each of the first two gameweeks, with the nickname ‘VARdrid’, in turn, having resurfaced in force online:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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