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Jamie Carragher Slams Lionel Messi Penalty Decision

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Jamie Carragher Slams Lionel Messi Penalty Decision

If there is anyone who isn’t a fan of the Video Assistant Referee, then there is no need to look further than Jamie Carragher who after the penalty decision against Poland to gift Lionel Messi a chance to put Argentina in the lead, came online to blast the decision.

Jamie Carragher, who himself was a former England defender, criticized the video assistant referee for giving Argentina a ‘ridiculous’ penalty during their 2-0 victory against Poland in the World Cup on Wednesday.

Argentina advanced to the round of sixteen despite losing their opening match to Saudi Arabia by a score of 2-0 over Poland.

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny of Poland stepped out to block Lionel Messi’s attempt to head in a cross.

In the process, the former Arsenal goalkeeper touched Lionel Messi in the face, and after a thorough VAR review, referee Danny Makkelie decided to give the Argentina star a penalty.

However, it had no purpose when Szczesny stopped Messi’s penalty kick to retain the scoreless at halftime, and Shearer and Sutton were furious at the embarrassing decision.

The Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher tweeted:

”That is a joke, that is never a penalty! Embarrassing VAR.”

 

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