Referee Milorad Mazic has been slammed by the footballing world following a decision during the Confederations Cup final.
After deliberation, Mazic came to the conclusion that Jara was deserving of a yellow card, despite a red card looking likely.
Jara is booked after a VAR consultation. Right decision? Watch LIVE on ITV pic.twitter.com/WzDMz4xlxh— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 2, 2017
The decision from the official sparked a backlash on social media, with players, pundits and supporters directing their frustration at the man in the middle.
In other words, it's shit? https://t.co/tTjouRDceE— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 2, 2017
Still not getting the VAR !! If you have to take a decision and stop the match, must be something that change the game !!— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) July 2, 2017
Should have been a l red for Jara. Wonder if the pause gave the ref the thought "let's keep 11v11 in a Final ".— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 2, 2017
Can't be anything else!
I bet VAR would have somehow contrived to give Zinedine Zidane a yellow card in the 2006 World Cup final.— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 2, 2017
That's a red if Werner had spent those 60 seconds waiting for the VAR rolling around in apparent agony— Simon Mullock (@MullockSMirror) July 2, 2017
I've seen some bad VAR decisions in my time but that....— Julian Bennetts (@julian_bennetts) July 2, 2017
Last time. VAR will only work with factual decisions not subjective ones. Blatant red card but when based on a refs opinion VAR pointless.— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) July 2, 2017
Lars Stindl put Germany in front in the first half following a mistake in the Chile backline, with the South American champions unable to find their way back into the game.