Nottingham Forest: Nuno says club feel vindicated over VAR anger

Nottingham Forest: Nuno says club feel vindicated over VAR anger

2 May 2024 0 By Total Football News

Nuno insisted he “still believes” all three decisions should have resulted in spot-kicks.

He added: “The PGMOL clearly said the third one was a penalty but unfortunately they [the officials on the day] got it wrong. It’s happened before when the panel has decided and said it was the other way round. We cannot be bothered by that.

“I always try to be respectful, I try to understand how hard the work of the referee is but this year it’s difficult. There are too many situations happening. I felt it was impossible to control the emotions and that’s why I’ve become so vocal.”

Nuno is now hoping to avoid a ban after submitting his response to the FA.

He said: “I read it, I agreed and I signed it. We are still waiting. Hopefully I don’t get punished and I can be on the touchline.”

Forest are expected to be charged by the FA and the Premier League for their outburst after the loss.

This week it was revealed the Key Match Incident Panel unanimously agreed Forest should have been given a penalty when Young brought down Hudson-Odoi in the 55th minute of their match at Goodison Park on 21 April.

The club called for the audio between video assistant referee Attwell and on-field official Anthony Taylor to be released publicly, with the PGMOL giving them the chance to listen to it privately.

Speaking on the Sky Sports’ Mic’d Up programme on Tuesday, Webb said he would have welcomed a VAR intervention over the Young tackle.

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