Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has criticized the referee for the decisions he made in Madrid’s woeful 2 nil defeat to Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu in the La Liga on Sunday.
The Los Blancos lost more ground in the race for the La Liga title after the defeat in the game in which Vinicius Junior was supposedly denied a penalty while Lucas Vazquez was red carded.
Vazquez received his marching orders in the second half after he was handed a second yellow card. Ramos has gone on to describe the referee’s decisions as scandalous, whilst bemoaning the lack of VAR.
‘The referee played a big role in things. I’ve always defended the VAR system, but it has to be improved because what we’ve seen was scandalous,’ Ramos said.
‘He could have awarded the penalty and then consulted the VAR. After seeing the penalty incidents in the dressing room, all we ask for is fairness.
‘There are times when we’re punished for our behaviour on the pitch and the referees’ committee should do the same with the officials. The VAR is in place but you’ve got to know how to use it and consult it.
‘We’re motivated and fighting for a La Liga title that’ll be tough and it’s made all the more difficult when things like this happen.
‘When you’re out there on the pitch it’s so much more difficult because your heart is racing. As the team captain, I always try and help the referees, but tonight’s performance was scandalous.
‘Lucas Vazquez’s sending-off was very harsh. Never before have I seen a player shown a second yellow for something like that, where you’re in the middle of the pitch with three Real Madrid players around you.’