Sun 03 March 2024 | 8:51

The Salvadoran referee: Between excitement and controversy

The continuity of the controversy about refereeing decisions and their impact on match results

Al Hilal continued to achieve positive results as it achieved a deserved victory over its guest Al Ittihad Jeddah with a score of 3-1, on Friday, within the competitions of the 22nd round of the Saudi Roshan Professional League.

“The Leader” managed to strengthen its lead in the league standings with 62 points, expanding the difference with Al Nassr to 9 points after “The Universal” stumbled with a draw with Al Hazm.

The Salvadoran referee Ivan Cisneros took the spotlight after he decided to cancel a penalty kick in favor of Al Ittihad, which led the fans of “The Dean” to direct a wave of anger towards them, considering him the reason for the loss.

Reactions about the Salvadoran referee topped the X platform, and journalist Rakan Al Harthy commented saying: “We feel sorry for the players of Al Ittihad, they showed manhood on the field, and we all know that the game ended before it started because of the Salvadoran referee.” He added: “There were interventions outside the field, and it was possible to bring a fair referee, a referee who fears God.”

Ibrahim Al Zahrani commented: “The Salvadoran referee appears as a professional player in the Al Hilal team, and he was influential and the reason for Al Hilal’s victory over Al Shabab, Al Taawon and Al Ittihad, so he is considered the best foreign deal for Al Hilal.”

Another person pointed out: “It seems that the Salvadoran referee arrived in order to contribute to achieving a global achievement for Al Hilal, such as achieving the longest series of matches without defeat, and there must be thanks to him by giving Al Hilal 15 points, because he contributed to that more than Neymar.”

Fuad Al Qarshi added: “A new scandal was committed by the Salvadoran referee, and as usual the pampered team is the beneficiary, and there is nothing new in this context, as he was not satisfied with distinguishing them in the huge billion support and created a gap between the clubs.”

He continued: “He was not satisfied with distinguishing them in the huge billion support and created a gap between the clubs, we see such catastrophic influential errors… A boring league devoid of excitement, enthusiasm and justice in short, a league that does not have any equal opportunities at all.”

Another tweeter concluded by saying: “It is necessary to investigate who brought the Salvadoran referee for the fourth time to Al Hilal, taking into account that all matches were against strong competitors and witnessed refereeing errors.”



source: SportMob

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