“Should have paid more attention during coaching”: That’s why Gradetsky saw red

Bayer Leverkusen narrowly misplaced their first Bundesliga sport of the season. Werkself may even be with out captain Lukas Hradecki for the subsequent sport. A red card, which was justified after VAR intervention, was the explanation – Felix Brych was additionally concerned and confirmed mercy to the goalkeeper.

First confusion, then understanding: Lukas Hradecki saw Felix Brych’s red card in Dortmund.
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When Dortmund despatched a protracted go to Marco Reus at first of stoppage time, Lukas Hradecki shortly got here out of the field and snatched the ball from beneath the Dortmund captain’s nostril (90′ + 1 minute). The sport continued till VAR, led by video assistants Pascal Müller and Mike Pickel, referred to as FIFA referee Felix Brych right into a headset and requested to see the footage.

It shortly grew to become clear that the Bayer captain was past his sixteen years. Pure hand play is why. But then why was it red?

A take a look at the DFB guidelines can assist right here. Starting on web page 69, Rule 12: Violations and Other Misdemeanors, beneath the Disciplinary Penalties and Dismissal Offenses, clearly states:

“A participant, substitute or substituted participant who commits any of the next offenses shall be despatched off: Point 1: Preventing a objective or an opponent’s likelihood of scoring by fouling a handball (apart from the goalkeeper in his personal penalty space). )”.

However, on this case, Hradecki was not allowed to play his hand exterior – so he needed to substitute Edmond Thapsoba in the previous few seconds because the substitutions ran out. VAR intervention was additionally justified as a result of Kölner Keller may clarify and apparent unsuitable choices within the following 4 conditions: objective scoring, penalty kicks, sending off and participant interference. It was the identical right here.

Gradetsky could be very clear

The goalkeeper, who was despatched off within the 1-0 defeat at Dortmund, was undecided Hradecki had been despatched off when he spoke to Aspan shortly after the sport. The 32-year-old Finn initially mentioned: “From my perspective, I caught the ball within the penalty space. But now ( footage; Warning d. editor) I beloved it. It was a centimeter or a millimeter… perhaps 5 to 10 centimeters at most. But I do not know if it is hindering the scoring possibilities. Because in any other case I’d have finished issues in another way.”

Felix Brich

What’s clear: After seeing the images, referee Felix Brych had no alternative however to problem a easy red.

In the top, Gradetsky needed to admit: “If the foundations are so clear, then it is good. I ought to have paid more attention during referee coaching. Of course, I may have put my thoughts to it and made a unique determination.”

Immediately after VAR’s intervention, Brich “dryly instructed him that is the best way it’s. It’s his occupation too. He is aware of what he is doing.” So the Werkself captain faces no less than one league sport ban and can miss Saturday’s (3:30pm) house sport towards FC Augsburg (0:4 vs. Freiburg).

Brych: “I felt slightly sorry for him”

After some time, the referee Felix Brich additionally needed to clarify the dismissal. The 47-year-old from Munich mentioned: “I defined to him that I nonetheless hit it off with Lucas. I’m slightly unhappy that I needed to make such a tough determination, however there was no different possibility. It’s about them getting an actual likelihood to attain exterior the penalty space and stopping the offense. I’ll punish a foul, it may very well be a foul. Here it was only a hand exterior the penalty space, not proven by the goalkeeper. It’s in the end an emergency braking rule that applies right here – and naturally it’s extremely tough.”

Brich continues: “It’s a extremely humorous scene, I’ve by no means given a red card like that within the Bundesliga. I’ve had an identical state of affairs at one level on the pitch. I instructed him too, as a result of I (Hradecki; Warning d. editor) actually like and admire. “He is a good sportsman who at all times comes and says thanks after the sport.”

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