I really prefer not to speak, the goal was disallowed by “VAR” pic.twitter.com/qUdAVyDuMB
— Galu (@PSGalu) March 10, 2019
The VAR control room that was supposed to be overseeing Real Madrid’s visit to Real Valladolid on Sunday appeared to be empty when it was shown on television coverage of the game.
The home side thought they’d opened the scoring in the La Liga match when forward Sergi Guardiola slotted home at Estadio José Zorrilla after less than quarter of an hour.
A VAR review disallowed the goal but, when the control room appeared on camera, the monitors were switched off and there were no officials to be seen.
It has since been claimed that a room ‘no longer in use’ was shown by mistake and the decisions were actually being made somewhere else.
Is it just us or is something missing in the VAR room? pic.twitter.com/g4NMkAd4gd
— Real Madrid Info ³⁴ (@RMadridInfo) March 10, 2019
Real Valladolid went on to have a further two goals disallowed in the first-half before their under-performing opponents recovered to win 1-4.
Later in the game, another, fully-manned VAR control room was displayed to suspicious viewers.