Cuatro polmicos hands (or not) have marked the 12th day of LaLiga Santander.Especially where he feltinjuredto Real Madrid, which is what has marked the passage of critical furyto the referees, after an angry anger of the merengue club. Yuri (Athletic), Rubn Duarte (Alavs) and Neva (Granada) have seen how the actions in which they (or their arms) were involvedthey have acquired a much greater relevance than they would have had on any other day.
The referees do not want to react hours after this policy,nor go out to explain why a large club has protested. In fact, these explanations have been there for some time and are one of the last loose ends of the arbitration, perhaps its most difficult subject: hands. It is one of the most subjective actions that remain in it and, therefore, one of the most controversial. And they do not always have the assistance of the VAR: only when the play can be a penalty, which makes its interpretation even more difficult. Forget the "voluntary or involuntary", that no longer exists, the norm has changed and all the protagonists know it, although they seem to forget it when it hurts them.
It's hard to find two equal moves thoughthe new arbitration circular respectfully seems to make it clear. At least, the one that involved Feddal and Real Madrid: "If the player falls and the hand or arm is between the body and the point of support on the ground, but not away from the body to the side or vertically." Further on, he even adds: "" for any player, the natural posture of the arm when it falls will be supported with it between the body and the ground. "It never specifies that the arm has to rest on the ground, but on the natural path of falling and leaning
The (now already) famous circular number 4, was available to everyone since September and has been explained in all the changing rooms at the beginning of the season. Despite that, it was, until now, one of the great innovations almost unknown to arbitration.
The Spanish referees are clear that this is one of the most difficult points of their work right now: last year they saw more than 650 almost exclusive clips on their hands. It is one of the main themes in all arbitration seminars. After each day, in the arbitration review of the day, it is also one of the actions in which they insist most as part of the training.All professional referees have received in their emails the most important plays and, the theme of the hands, is always the protagonist. As in the seminars held every three weeks.
Once clarified that the Feddal play, with the regulation in hand, is not a penalty, the other three can be discussed.
In accordance with the norm, the most normal interpretation of the referee is that the defense has its hand in a natural position. They are close to the body so it is not considered to have done so to occupy more space and benefit from it. His hand is dead and there is barely a meter between the one who shoots and the hand that, we repeat,is not in an unnatural position.
For the same reason as the previous one: it is considered unnatural movement because it takes out the elbow and obtains an advantage of what the collegiate understood as occupying more space than necessary and
This play and not much more meditative, is the most controversial. It is difficult to guess what the referee interpreted. The distance in this case is much greater since the attacker centers until it hits Neva's hand. The player has time to react and does not. This, in principle, should have reached the penalty point.
There will be time to consult with the referees these doubts, and all that arise until the day20 (only two after Classic 18-D), because the referees will appear as plannedThat same afternoon and attend the press. What nobody wants either in the CTA, or in the RFEF, is to imply that every time a large club protests they will clarify the doubts. Same treatment to all clubs.
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