VALENCIA, Spain – Levante has asked the soccer federation of Spain’s Technical Committee of Referees to rule on the interpretative criteria used when applying Video Assistant Referee technology, the club announced on its Twitter account on Sunday.
Levante’s request came after it suffered a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano stadium earlier in the day, on a penalty kick in the 57th minute which was successfully delivered by France forward Antoine Griezmann.
“In particular who, during each match, must apply the regulations of the Technical Committee of Referees and also the rules to know how to manage a play like the one that signposted the penalty in the match played this morning between Atletico Madrid and Levante,” the club’s request read.
Levante added that this request is made “with the sole intention that together we improve the implementation of the VAR.”
That penalty caused the protests of Levante’s players during the play, as well as a complaint from its coach, Paco Lopez, at the post-match press conference.