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Bizarre Explanation For Why VAR Didn’t Punish Giovani Lo Celso For Late Tackle

Bizarre Explanation For Why VAR Didn’t Punish Giovani Lo Celso For Late Tackle

A bizarre explanation has been given for why VAR hasn’t punished Giovani Lo Celso for his late tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Argentine midfielder was involved in a flash point at the beginning of the second half of today’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham when he raked his studs down the shin of Azpilicueta.

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Referee Michael Oliver didn’t punish the tackle at the time and VAR failed to do so either – despite it looking like at least a yellow card for the Spurs midfielder.

The tackle and lack of punishment has led to a strong reaction online – but why exactly has VAR not punished him?

Per BBC’s Mark Chapman, Lo Celso didn’t have anywhere else to put his foot:

Frank Lampard and the Chelsea fans won’t be happy with that explanation.

It’s since been confirmed that VAR have admitted fault when dealing with the issue – and Lo Celso should have been red carded for the tackle.

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