Following Uruguay‘s elimination from the World Cup, Edinson Cavani furiously struck the VAR monitor as he left the sphere.
Now, with a disciplinary choice set to be made concerning the incident, Cavani has doubled down on his motion.
The Valencia striker has claimed that if he’s sanctioned by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for hitting the VAR monitor, the referee of that match, Daniel Siebert, needs to be put in jail.
“In the event that they sanction me for hitting the VAR [monitor], the referee, for having knocked us out of the World Cup, they need to put him in jail, as a result of they’re errors that, with the VAR, all of the cameras and all of the referees who’re behind, they can not make,” he mentioned in an interview to El Larguero on Cadena Ser.
On December 5, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee opened proceedings in opposition to Cavani, alongside along with his nationwide teammates Jose Maria Gimenez (who struck a FIFA official), Diego Godin and Fernando Muslera (for his or her protests in the direction of the referee), on the finish of the December 2 match in opposition to Ghana.
“I am nervous (a couple of doable sanction). Sure, in fact it worries me, as a result of it might imply being out of competitions with my teammates, my membership and my nationwide staff. It worries me. However these are issues that occur,” he mentioned.
“However you need to take the participant’s aspect, not simply the referee’s and others, however the participant’s aspect to see what has occurred, why it has occurred and why issues have occurred the best way they’ve occurred.”
“It is superb that we’ve to take care of our conduct and so forth, however we’re human beings and when generally the issues that occur on the pitch are felt with ardour and you’re employed so exhausting to get there and compete and this and that and you need to dwell these conditions, as it’s not the primary time we’ve needed to dwell, it might even be that the response of a participant inside may be, not justified, however a little bit extra forgiven,” he added.
Cavani admitted that hitting the VAR monitor “are belongings you should not do” however that “generally in soccer sure issues generally lead you to react and to do sure issues that generally escape you due to the adrenaline that we’ve, due to that euphoria we’ve at that second, and we make errors,” he mentioned.