Still, Jorge Valdano would not have whistled for it if he was the referee. The incident caused a lot of controversies, as those from Barcelona believe that it happens in every match.
It looked like a VAR penalty
Clement Lenglet’s jersey-pull on Sergio Ramos in Saturday’s Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid resulted to a penalty kick for Los Blancos. Still, Jorge Valdano would not have whistled for it if he was the referee. The incident caused a lot of controversies, as those from Barcelona believe that it happens in every match. At the same time, those from Real Madrid claim that it was seriously restricting Ramos’s movement. Jorge, who has been a player, coach and general manager at Real Madrid, doesn’t think it should have been a penalty. “It didn’t feel like a robbery to me, and it looked like a VAR penalty; both areas are being monitored,” Valdano said. “I don’t interpret the move as a penalty. However, he makes clear that part of the problem has to do with the criteria. You look at it in one play and not in another,” Valdano continued.
“It is possible that in every match there is a penalty from a corner.” Finally, Valdano commented that he doesn’t like how some fans and even coaches view every sensible incident as a conspiracy theory. “What bothers me is when someone interprets an incident as unfair, they end up explaining the conspiracy theory,” he said.