April 17, 2024

OM-Ajax: A refereeing scandal?

Ajax Amsterdam were left to rue their defeat by Olympique de Marseille at the Velodrome on Thursday. A draw would certainly not have been enough to keep their Europa League hopes alive, but after coming from behind three times, the Dutch club finally succumbed in stoppage time to a penalty. All the more reason for Ajax coach John van’t Schip to fume.

We conceded two dubiou…

Ajax Amsterdam were left to rue their defeat by Olympique de Marseille at the Velodrome on Thursday. A draw would certainly not have been enough to keep their Europa League hopes alive, but after coming from behind three times, the Dutch club finally succumbed in stoppage time to a penalty. All the more reason for Ajax coach John van’t Schip to fume.

We conceded two dubious goals, two penalties, the first of which was very light, he said. excluded following a tackle deemed very dangerous on Joaquin Correa. The Italian referee, who had originally only issued a yellow card, revised his judgement after reviewing the video footage and issued a red card because of the dangerous nature of the tackle.

I’ve just seen the images and I don’t think it’s a red card, I even have my doubts about the yellow, he huffed. I took the ball and ended up making contact with him. I make a tackle to stop a winger, use it normally and take the other leg with me. Everyone was amazed.