Real Madrid’s Casemiro: VAR is bad for football

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has declared he does not like VAR technology: “Football is more beautiful with mistakes.”

The Brazilian international was speaking after Wednesday night’s El Clasico fixture against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, which ended goalless.

The VAR system has been in place in Spanish football since the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign but has not quelled controversy over the outcome or process of decision-making.

“I don't like VAR,” Casemiro told Movistar+.

“Football is more beautiful with mistakes, controversies, discussions in the street…”

Wednesday night’s result leaves Barcelona on top of La Liga but above their Clasico rivals on goal difference only after the opening 17 rounds of action.

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