The VAR has increasingly focused on in recent weeks - most recently due to the penalty scenes in the games between RB Leipzig and Union Berlin as well as FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund. In retrospect, Jochen Dress, DFB project manager for the video evidence, ordered the two penetrated penalty whistles as wrong decisions.
- Referee chief Fröhlich is open to constructive suggestions
- according to Gräfe at the DFB "does not apply to the performance principle"
For me at the latest this weekend, it is clear to me: We need former professional footballers to support the VAR.
So the call for ex-professionals who support the video assistants has become louder again in the past few weeks. "It is clear to me at the latest after this weekend: We need former professional footballers to support the VAR," wrote, for example, Lothar Matthäus in his Sky-Column, who believes that former professionals can rate controversial scenes better because they know what it looks like when you become a foul or fouled ".
Referee chief Fröhlich is open to constructive suggestions
The DFB now commented on the demands and was open to "constructive suggestions". At which level the integration of the former professionals could "take place or would be useful should be assessed factually far from emotional and matchday discussions," said referee boss Lutz Michael Fröhlich to the "SID".
according to Gräfe at the DFB "does not apply to the performance principle"
Manuel Gräfe, on the other hand, chose significantly critical words. According to him, the DFB "does not have the performance principle," said the former referee. "According to Gräfe, wrong decisions" obviously no necessary consequences, since one would rather choose the referees for positions or tasks according to personal, regional or political aspects ".
This criticism happily countered this criticism: "We assess the form less constructively, as a former referee uses the current discussion to publicly agree with his personal opinion."