Diogo Jota’s wife is very dissatisfied with the decision against Tottenham.
Liverpool lost 1-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in the 7th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 1st. With this loss, Liverpool suffered their first loss of the season.
The game on this day was marred by controversy over erroneous refereeing. The scene that was clearly a misjudgment occurred in the 34th minute of the first half. Mohamed Salah passed a pass to the infiltrating Luis Diaz, who pierced Guglielmo Vicario with a powerful shot. It was an important goal scored by Diaz despite being at a numerical disadvantage due to Curtis Jones being sent off.
However, the referee judged Diaz’s position to be offside and canceled the score. This was a miscarriage of justice. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp openly questioned the referee’s decision in an interview after the game, saying, “I’ve never seen a game with such unreasonable situations and crazy decisions.”안전놀이터
After the game, PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) immediately released an official statement saying, “We acknowledge that a serious mistake occurred in the first half between Tottenham and Liverpool.”
“Diaz’s goal was flagged for offside by the on-field referee. This was a clear error and the goal should have been awarded through VAR intervention, but it was not. PGMOL will fully review the circumstances in which the error occurred,” the statement said.
The scene that was as controversial as Diaz’s score cancellation occurred in the 23rd minute of the second half. Diogo Jota received a yellow card for interfering with Destiny Udozi’s counterattack. Only Jota himself will know whether it was intentional, but since Tottenham’s counterattack was interrupted by Jota’s feet, it is a situation where a warning can be issued.
After receiving his first yellow card, Jota was sent off for a second yellow card due to a poor tackle decision, and Liverpool lost. Some Liverpool fans and Jota’s wife seem to think Udozi did a simulated action during Jota’s first warning.
Jota’s wife, Ruth Cardoso, posted PGMOL’s statement on social media and said it was a “rigged match.” Currently, the post has been taken down. She didn’t stop there, but uploaded a video of Udoji tripping over Jota’s feet and expressing her dissatisfaction with the decision, saying, “A warning was given for this situation.” He even added a pierrot emoticon, which has a meaning of ridicule.