Monday February 10 2020
Lecce: 'Problem with VAR rules'

Lecce President Saverio Sticchi Damiani understands Napoli’s frustration with VAR after the 3-2 result at the San Paolo. “There is a problem with the rules.”

The Salentini emerged 3-2 winners, but Napoli were furious when Arkadiusz Milik was booked for simulation, even though his ankle was caught.

It’s reported, but not confirmed, that the referee refused to view it again on the pitch-side monitor, despite the VAR urging him to reconsider.

“The issue of referees, quite aside from just this incident, which has been gone over again and again, needs to be debated by considering the rules,” Sticchi Damiani told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“When should or shouldn’t a referee go to view the VAR monitor? In Florence, Lecce won, but there were still two incredible incidents where we weren’t given two penalties. Above all else, the referee did not want to view them on the VAR.

“There is a problem with the rules.”

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