Controversy of the Brazilian goalkeeper 2 times escaped the red card: Is the referee biased?

28 Jan 2022 | 01:40 | Football

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker had 2 red cards escaped thanks to VAR in the match against Ecuador

Brazil has just experienced a rather difficult match on the field of Ecuador in the qualifying round of the World Cup . The match seemed to turn into a martial arts arena for both teams when the referee had 4 red cards. Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez was the first player to be sent off for a kick to the neck of Brazil’s Cunha.

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Alisson “puts his feet” on Elner Valencia’s head


Just 7 minutes later, Brazil’s Emerson Royal was given an “early shower” when receiving a second yellow card. However, the crazy story did not stop when the next 2 red cards were drawn to Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker but both decisions were withdrawn.

The first situation took place in the 26th minute of the match. Alisson crossed out of the penalty area to clear the ball. At the same time, Elner Valencia of Ecuador also entered the dispute. The Brazilian goalkeeper had a jump to break the ball, but his legs were a bit high and he was … put on the opponent’s head.

The referee immediately blew the whistle and gave the goalkeeper a red card. However, the VAR team informed and referee Wilmar Roldan withdrew the decision and only gave Alisson a yellow card. The Brazilian goalkeeper also agreed with the referee and gave a thumbs up to show consent.

The second situation took place at 90+5 minutes. Alisson left the wooden frame to break the ball, but it seems that the goalkeeper punched the opponent in the head instead of punching the ball. The referee blew the whistle again and gave Alisson a second yellow card, which meant a red card and moreover, Ecuador received a red card.

However, the VAR team consulted the referee and Wilmar Roldan went out to watch the video in slow motion again. He looked closely and then decided Alisson hit the ball before colliding with the opponent’s player. The referee withdrew the yellow card and also withdrew the previous decision to blow the penalty.

A really crazy game and unfolded in a way no one could have predicted. Alisson had two “howling” times but was helped by the VAR team, so he escaped with 2 red cards. However, this goalkeeper probably needs to have a few words with his teammates, especially the Brazilian defenders.

It seems that having won tickets early makes Brazilian players play with a relaxed mentality and not too hard. In both of Alison’s awkward situations, his teammates stood around a lot, but almost no one had a protective attitude, protecting this goalkeeper from breaking the ball.