Wydad refuses to continue playing because a disallowed goal is not reviewed by the "defective" VAR

After an hour and a half, the Casablanca team did not want to continue playing at that moment, the referee decreed the final and Esperance Tunis became champion of the African Champions League.


The second leg of the final of the Champions African between Esperance Tunis and Wydad of Casablanca was interrupted because the players of the Moroccan team refused to play when the referee was unable to review the goal canceled in the 60th minute equaled the score. At that time Esperance won by 2-1. After an hour and a half, the Casablanca team refused to resume the game at that moment. The local team confirmed that the VAR in the stadium is defective and no one in the stadium manages to find a solution.

One and a half later after the controversial action the referee decreed the end of the game, with the players of Wydad retired of the field and with those of Esperance in the field. With the final whistle was decreed that the Tunisian box was new continental champion. A tournament ending never before seen in football, a bitter night for VAR and grotesque in African football.

The local team announced shortly after the controversial move that VAR had not been used throughout the match for "having been defective ".

The goal was canceled for offside, but in the replays you can see that the goal is legal. The game has been interrupted for more than an hour. A tangana has formed between the players at the moment when the players of the visiting team have requested the revision with the VAR. Minutes later members of the arbitration organization have come down to talk with the referees.

The official profile of the African Champions has also announced that VAR had been deactivated since the start of the match. In addition, they communicate that the captains of both teams had been informed of this situation before playing.



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