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UEFA Suspend Referee and VAR Assistant Who Robbed AC Milan In UCL Match Against Atletico Madrid

The Rossoneri have two losses in two games but have also conceded two penalties and received a red card in those fixtures that have hurt the team despite the good performances.

AC Milan v Atletico Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/AC Milan via Getty Images

Gazzetta dello Sport via are reporting that UEFA have made the decision to suspend the referee and VAR assistant from the Champions League tie between AC Milan and Atletico Madrid, Cüneyt Cakir and Abdulkadir Bitigen for their awful decisions that robbed us of a positive result. The punishment has been dealt out specifically for the penalty given in the third minute of additional time for a supposed hand ball by Pierre Kalulu in the box. The replays clearly shows that the decision was harsh to begin with as the ballw as pressed up against the player but also Atletico’s player Thomas Lemar handled the ball with his hand before pushing it on Kalulu hence the decision would’ve been moot if properly checked by VAR. The decision allowed Luis Suarez to score and deal Milan a loss in the second UCL group stage game. This added to numerous poor calls by the on pitch referee including the red card of Franck Kessie, the lack of punishment for Geoffrey Kondogbia as well as the hand ball of Marcos Llorente in the Atletico box.