Referee Lee Mason (52), 바카라 who made a video review (VAR) mistake in the recent English Premier League (EPL) match between Arsenal and Brentford, leaves the EPL stage.
The Professional Game Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) of England said on the 18th (Korean time), “Mason VAR referee has left PGMOL by mutual agreement.”
Referee Mason has recently been at the center of EPL controversy. Judge Mason made a mistake that affected the win or loss in the 23rd round of the EPL against Arsenal and Brentford on the 12th.
Arsenal, who were leading the league at the time, allowed Ivan Toni to equalize in the 29th minute of the second half when they were leading 1-0. In a free kick situation, Toni turned Christian Noegor’s pass into a header and turned the game around.
Offside was suspected in Tony’s scoring situation, but referee Mason did not draw a line and judged that there was no major problem. However, PGMOL later acknowledged the error of referee Mason, saying that there was a mistake by the referee in the process of conceding Arsenal.
In the end, Arsenal drew 1-1 thanks to Toni’s equalizer and only gained one point. That’s a loss of 2 points.
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta, who is in a hurry to win by one point due to the lead fight, expressed strong dissatisfaction, saying, “It’s not a mistake, it’s the referee not understanding his role. This is unacceptable behavior.” showed up
In fact, this is not the first time Mason’s referee has come. Referee Mason, who is only serving as a VAR referee this season, made a mistake by canceling Newcastle’s goal in the match between Newcastle and Crystal Palace last September.