Felipe Melo, who was sent off in the draw against Flamengo, mocked the referee on social networks. The defender posted on his Instagram account a comparison between his attempted dismissal on Tuesday and the foul Leo Pereira made on Arias, in Carioca’s championship decision. At that time, the red-black defender received a yellow card.
6 minutes into the second half – after consulting the VAR, the referee removed the yellow card and sent Felipe Melo from Fluminense
This Tuesday, Felipe Melo was shown a red card in a similar move. The last player in defense, he tackled Gabigol aggressively and was punished with a yellow card. Later, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) called to consult the show, and the referee, Anderson Daronco, changed the color of the card and sent off Felipe, at the start of the second half.
By the way, coach Fernando Diniz mentioned the method of refereeing the final of the Carioca Championship in the press conference, this Tuesday, after the tie with Flamengo in the Brazilian Cup.
– I hope the next “final” will be neutral arbitration, because it was not neutral again. Fluminense were champions of the Carioca tournament despite arbitration and today we got 0-0 despite arbitration again – Deniz complained.
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