As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to check out the five most controversial decisions made by referees over the last decade.
Referees are a key point in any football game as they ensure that all rules are adhered to. They also decide on matters arising from the play, which may cause them to punish teams.
More often than not, however, a referee’s performance has caused controversy in the last decade.
There’s simply no escaping anymore for them when it comes to making a poor error, thanks to the technology we have today. VAR, for instance, enables them to carefully review video footage of an incident before taking action.
But VAR was only introduced recently, which meant referees had to rely on their instincts in games.
And much to the fury and disbelief amongst supporters, these decisions have often caused a wave of controversy.
So we will take a look at the five worst ones made in the last decade.