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Football video referee calls players back to pitch after halftime

17 April, 2018, 20:17 | Author: Hannah Francis
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A weird video assistant referee (VAR) decision caused mayhem in a Bundesliga game on Monday night when two teams were ordered back on to the pitch at half time because the referee chose to award a penalty after watching a replay on TV.

Shortly before the half-time whistle, referee Guido Winkmann waved away a penalty shout from the Mainz players after Freiburg defender Marc-Oliver Kempf looked to have handled in his own box.

Players from both sides had already been on their way back to their respective dressing rooms when the decision was made.

De Blasis went on to add another goal as Mainz won 2-0.

Freiburg sporting director Jochen Saier spoke to Eurosport at half-time and revealed how perplexed he was by the decision to award a penalty during the half-time break.

After consultation, both teams had to return to the pitch as Mainz's Pablo De Blasis stepped up to make no mistake opening the scoring from the penalty spot.




Once everyone was assembled, Mainz midfielder Pablo de Blasis scored from the spot.

"We were under the impression that when the referee blows for half-time that's it".

The win saw Mainz move out of the bottom three for the first time since January, drawing level on points with Freiburg, who drop down into the relegation play-off place.

Then the second half was delayed because fans hurled an avalanche of toilet rolls onto the pitch, in protest of the Monday night kick-off.

They will, however, carry on the experiment next season with more VAR games in cup competitions and the possibility of it being used in the Premier League as a trial run with the results not being used.

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