VAR ‘madness’ in Germany as penalty is awarded at half-time – how Twitter reacted


VAR half-time penalty Mainz Freiburg Bundesliga Germany Guido Winkmann

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Freiburg players dispute the VAR half-time penalty awarded to Mainz by referee Guido Winkmann

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VAR half-time penalty Mainz Freiburg Bundesliga Germany Guido Winkmann

Mainz and Freiburg players were called back from the dressing rooms during the Bundesliga clash

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 10:12am

‘Chaos’, ‘madness’ and ‘bizarre’ – that’s just three of the words used to describe the scenes when a penalty was awarded at half-time during last night’s Bundesliga clash between Mainz and Freiburg.

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The players had already gone off for the interval when the German official Guido Winkmann consulted the video assistant referee (VAR) about a Freiburg handball in the last moments of the first-half.

Sky Sports reports that Winkmann “stopped his own descent down the tunnel after a message in his ear”. After looking at replays of a cross from Mainz’s Daniel Brosinski striking Freiburg defender Marc Oliver Kempf on the hand, Winkmann awarded the spot-kick and the players were “hauled back to the pitch”. …read more

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