Pari NN will appeal to the ESC RFU due to the removal of Viktor Alexandrov in the match with Zenit.
In the 49th minute, Nizhny Novgorod defender Viktor Aleksandrov knocked down Zelimkhan Bakaev at the border of his own penalty area. Chief referee Sergei Ivanov showed the player a yellow card, but after watching the video replay he replaced it with a red one. Pavel Kukuyan worked for VAR.
“The management of Pari NN decided to apply on Monday to the ESC with a request to sort out the episode with the removal of Alexandrov.
As for my opinion, I spoke at the press conference. It’s obvious to me that Bakaev threw the ball not closer to the goal line, but to the side, that is, parallel to the goal … Therefore, I don’t quite understand when they say that a Zenit player went one on one and would have scored for sure … I don’t think he would have scored.
Referee Ivanov was nearby, immediately showed a yellow card to Alexandrov. With no doubt. I agree with his decision. He is an experienced referee. But then the VAR intervenes… Kukuyan calls Ivanov to the monitor. As a result, our player is removed … Strange. There is also the chief arbitrator, who quite clearly understood everything. Why should he “help” in this situation? There was no accumulation of players at that moment, Ivanov himself saw everything perfectly. I repeat, he did not hesitate to show Aleksandrov a yellow card, he was confident in his verdict, ”said Sergey Yuran, head coach of Paris NN.
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