Mark Halsey believes referee may have violated official protocol with Liverpool penalty ruling

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Former Premier League referee believes Stuart Attwell ‘said what to do’ when he awarded Brighton & Hove Albion a penalty against Liverpool on Saturday and believes the match official broke protocol in making his reverse decision .
When Reds left-back Andy Robertson challenged Danny Welbeck, Mr Attwell saw no foul but was later asked to see a pitchside monitor as part of a VAR exam that took him brought to point to the place and the home team scored a timeout. equalizer via Pascal Gross.

Mark Halsey, 59, who was a Premier League referee between 1999 and 2013, didn’t like what he saw at Amex Stadium.

He told This Is Futbol: “I keep stressing that we need to hear the conversations that take place between the referee and the VAR.

“He tells everyone exactly what’s going on, what’s being said.

“They have nothing to hide, let’s hear the conversation going on between Stockley Park and the match referee – just like we hear in cricket, we hear in rugby.

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“For me, I want to see a referee be strong and stick to their initial decision. It’s a contact sport, every contact is not a fault.

“If you look at that incident on Saturday, I don’t think he looked at it long enough.

“I think he was told what to do. I can’t nonchalantly say, “Yes, he did,” because we can’t hear what’s being said, but he stood there for a minimum of time watching this incident.

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“In addition, according to the protocol of the IFAB (International Football Association Board), they must watch the incident in real time and not in slow motion.

“You can give the impression that anything you want to give in slow motion. ”

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