Farcical VAR Decision Sees Legia Warsaw Defender William Remy Have Yellow Card Overturned, But A Red Is Then Dished Out

Farcical VAR Decision Sees Legia Warsaw Defender William Remy Have Yellow Card Overturned, But A Red Is Then Dished Out
19:44, 18 Feb 2019

Football is gradually getting to grips with the use of  Video Assistant Referee (VAR), but there was a farcical use of it during Legia Warsaw's 2-0 defeat to Cracovia in the Polish Ekstraklasa at the weekend.

Legia defender William Remy was shown a second yellow card halfway through the second half and was duly sent off.  However, VAR intervened and Remy, who had ventured down the tunnel, returned to the field of play to continue in the game as the second yellow was scratched off.

However, what took place when Remy returned to the pitch was an embarrassment to the VAR system.  Just as Remy began to sprint back into position, the referee rescinded his yellow card, but then dished out a straight red card to the shocked Legia star, who looked perplexed at what had happened.

Having consulted the video evidence, the referee spotted that Remy may have stamped on an opponent when the ball was close by, so elected to shuffle his cards about somewhat and show him red!

Picking up a first yellow card on 67 minutes, Remy's game to an end seven minutes later when he was brandished a second caution, but having returned he was fully expecting to get back involved with the match, but he was then flabbergasted when he was ordered off the pitch and eventually his sending off happened for the second time in a matter of moments.

This bizarre turn of events, which you can see in an hilarious video below, will give VAR haters more reason to question its involvement in the 'Beautiful Game', but this turn of events will certainly be being logged in the 'What Happened Next' section on A Question of Sport.

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