Referee Milorad Mazic has been slammed by the footballing world following a decision during the Confederations Cup final.
Chile defender Gonzalo Jara appeared to strike Germany forward Timo Werner with his elbow in the second half of the tie, which led to the Serbian official consulting the Video Assistant Referee.
After deliberation, Mazic came to the conclusion that Jara was deserving of a yellow card, despite a red card looking likely.
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.
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 ".
Can't be anything else! — Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 2, 2017
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.