The referee who made a mistake regarding video reading (VAR) in the recent English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) Arsenal-Brentford match leaves the league.
The England Professional Match Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) said in a statement on the 18th (Korean time), “Lee Mason (52), a video referee,메이저놀이터 has decided to leave PGMOL by mutual agreement.”
Referee Mason caused controversy on the 12th of this month with an incorrect decision in the 23rd round of the EPL between Arsenal and Brentford.
After Brentfort’s free kick in the second half, Ivan Toni finished the pass from Christian Nogorgor in front of the goal with his head, but referee Mason did not draw an offside line while examining the scene.
This goal was recognized as it was, and Brentford, who had been trailing 0-1, drew 1-1.
However, PGMOL later admitted that there was human error in the offside decision.
From Arsenal’s point of view, he could not get 3 points due to a mistake.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said, “It’s not human error, it’s not understanding the referee’s job. It’s unacceptable. We can’t get back the two points we lost. We have to make up for these points elsewhere.” I was very angry.
This isn’t the first time Judge Mason has made mistakes in video reading.
Having played in 287 EPL games for 15 years, he only served as a VAR referee this season, and in September of last year, in the Newcastle United-Crystal Palace match (0-0 draw), he made a mistake not to acknowledge Newcastle’s goal.
PGMOL said, “umpire Mason has officiated more than 500 games since entering the Football League in 1998. We appreciate his dedication and wish him all the best in the future.”