‘VAR gives you all the s*** to look at and still nothing’: Arturo Vidal’s rant at English referee Anthony Taylor revealed after the Inter Milan man was sent off in the first half of the Champions League loss to Real Madrid
Arturo Vidal slammed Anthony Taylor and his refereeing team during the Chilean’s astonishing foul-mouthed rant that saw him sent off in Wednesday’s Champions League match between Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
The 33-year-old Inter midfielder was remarkably sent off after he picked up two yellow cards for dissent in the space of just ten seconds.
Vidal, who was furious after Taylor did not award a penalty to Inter, didn’t hold back on the referee and, after an initial yellow for his complaints, barged up against the ref in protest.
Arturo Vidal (centre) was sent off the field by English referee Anthony Taylor (right) for dissent
Inter Milan’s Vidal was booked after protesting a decision, then shown a second yellow for this
Premier League official Taylor showed Vidal the two yellows and red card across 10 seconds
Taylor did not stop the game and review the penalty shout on the pitch-side monitor as he was very close to the incident, although guidance to do so comes from the VAR booth.
And the fiery Chilean’s exact words towards the Premier League official in response to this have now been released.
As reported by Marca, he said: ‘VAR gives you all the s*** to look at and still nothing!’
Chilean midfielder Vidal felt he should have had a penalty for this challenge in the 18-yard box
Vidal, who signed from Real Madrid’s rivals Barcelona in September 2020, was sent tumbling
Vidal’s dismissal stoked his fury further, with the 119-cap international dragged off the pitch by Nerazzurri team-mates.
Vidal, who moved to the San Siro for a nominal fee from Barcelona in September, was then accompanied down the tunnel by Inter coaching staff after aiming an angry kick at the advertising hoardings.
Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan already faced an uphill battle after going winless in their first three games in Champions League Group B.
Inter Milan were incredulous following Vidal’s red card and surrounded referee Taylor
Vidal had to be dragged from the pitch by team-mates including goalkeeper Samir Handanovic
The 119-cap international stormed off the pitch and kicked an advertising hoarding in anger
That task became harder after Taylor awarded an early penalty to Real Madrid, converted by Eden Hazard, and Vidal’s moment of madness after half an hour.
A second-half own goal from Moroccan full-back Achraf Hakimi – signed from Los Blancos this summer – sealed the result, which sees Inter languishing at the bottom of the group after four matches.
They now face group leaders Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany on Tuesday, with slim hopes of making it through to the knockout stages.