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“It’s not a foul,” Muscat disagrees with VAR decision

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Referee Kurt awarded a penalty following Melbourne City forward Bruno Fornaroli’s 36th-minute tumble.

The VAR-awarded penalty helped City score a goal in their 2-1 win Victory.

A free kick that was to be awarded for a light contact was turned to a penalty after a video assistance says the foul took place in the box.

Bosnich spoke against the decision, saying:

“It’s an absolutely disgraceful decision. I’m sick of this,” Bosnich said via Abc.

“The reason why we’ve got the VAR is so that referees can have a re-look at it and realise it wasn’t even a foul … if this is going to continue, they need to lose their job for a couple of weeks.”

Victory coach Kevin Muscat in a calmer way than he did on the sideline at the time expressed his thoughts.

“I’ll just go as far as saying it’s not a foul,” Muscat said.

“To concede the way we did, the time we did, if anything gave them some momentum. I didn’t think we deserved that. Of course it had an influence on the game, but that’s life.”

City coach Warren Joyce had something to say about the outcome, bringing up the technical failure of the video assistant in last season’s grand finale that cost Newcastle Jets the only goal of the match, giving Victory the winning goal from an offside position.

“(Jets coach) Ernie Merrick was very philosophical, he mentioned sometimes they even themselves up,” Joyce said.

“I thought it was a foul. But you’re 50 yards away aren’t you?

“I think we had more than our fair share of bad luck on VARs last season.”

“It’s going to happen every week. It’s human. People make mistakes. You’ve got to move on,” he said.