Jesus won and vented after the game
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Flamengo coach statements after victory against Atlético Paranaense.
Flamengo beat Atlético Paranaense 2-0 at home, but not everything pleased Jorge Jesus. The Portuguese coach left the referee's repairs, without forgetting the VAR, after the match of round 25 of the Brazilian championship.
"We knew the match was going to be difficult because of the quality of Atletico, the conditions of the synthetic, a completely different match. We have already been prepared. I was not prepared to play against two teams, against the referee. This referee has to be penalized. This man who made the VAR decision has to go to the holiday home. He can't go unpunished. It's not just Flamengo's game, "he said, speaking of a penalty scored in the first half, with 0 -0 on marker but reversed by referee Bráulio da Silva Machado, after appeal to VAR.
"I am a defender of VAR, but the protocol has to be improved. Today is very confusing and the VAR seems to want to whistle the game. If so, it doesn't even need a referee. And the VAR is not for that, but to help. the referee's decisions today, a lot of people get in the way. And the card for Everton Ribeiro? It was on the side, a normal foul, there was no danger … It's very coincidental what they are doing to Flamengo. But we are still fighting "said Jesus.