Goal canceled by Sisakko: Referee’s department gives reason … to the standard

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We haven’t finished talking about it. Last Saturday, Moussa Sisso’s goal at the end of the match against Cercle Brugge was canceled for a millimeter offside. The Standard issued a statement on Sunday highlighting the breach of protocol and the way the line was drawn.

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This Monday morning, the Belgian technical director of arbitration, Bertrand Leeck, told us that the procedure was followed to the letter. But as we are not close to a turning point, this Monday, the refereeing department must communicate that there was a human error on Saturday evening. So the lines must have been drawn incorrectly.

Using the zoom, the VAR referee would have noticed that the two lines were touching. Then they should have implemented the protocol that required that the refereeing body’s preliminary decision be enforced. In the case that concerns us, the field referee has validated the goal, so the latter must be valid. So the standard should have placed three points on the gong.

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