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Now that they have achieved that we do not know what is a hand and what is offside, we can confess without problem that we never knew what is a ca


Now that they have achieved that we do not know what is a hand and what is offside, we can confess without problem that we never knew what is a card and what is not. I know that this will not be a consolation for Luis García, the last one run over by an untimely expulsion, punishment for a sly comment that the fourth official rushed to tell the first. He took the opportunity by the hair to brandish again the red one that he had holstered without honor after having shown it to Iza for a tremendous tackle to Dani Rodríguez, who was going alone towards the goal. This card, look where, yes we had understood it but it ended up in limbo, Mateu Lahoz by means of.

Because Mateu Lahoz was in the VAR. They don’t usually meddle with him from the VAR when he’s on the field because they think of him as the priest (I don’t know why) but he does meddle and recommended to Pizarro Gómez that he review a somewhat earlier entry from Baba to Espino; He did it, saw a little fault and canceled everything afterwards, so he saved Iza and in return showed Baba yellow. Of course, as the red one still warmed him in his pocket, when the game ended he aired it against Luis García. When a major damage has been done, there is nothing like punishing an innocent person to blur all of the above. Mateu and Pizarro are there to give finery hand in hand.

On account of the cards, Atlético raises a question: until this day that ended last night (the count will not have changed much), it was at the same time the team with the fewest fouls committed and the one that had seen the most cards. A difficult account to square. One would have to look at the fouls and cards one by one, and also the fouls suffered and non-cards, to see if this fits, but it is difficult. The best thing would be to think that there is a lot of raffle in this, as was seen in Cádiz. Because it would be uglier to admit what I sometimes hear: that among the referees the talk is spreading that Simeone presses a lot and encourages his players to do the same, and that it is convenient to tie them short.