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VAR for the match between Botafogo 1 x 2 Bahia, Igor Junio ​​Benevenotto was the referee of the match to which Emerson Cech protested, saying: “Brazilian federation, you are a disgrace.”

VAR for the match between Botafogo 1 x 2 Bahia, Igor Junio ​​Benevenotto was the referee of the match to which Emerson Cech protested, saying: “Brazilian federation, you are a disgrace.”

A very strange coincidence. Video Assistant Referee This drew the controversial Damian Suarez offside line, which led to the team’s goal being cancelled Botafogo In a 2-1 defeat to BahiaThis Sunday, at Brazilian Championship Igor Junio ​​Benevenuto has another negative episode with the white and black club.

In 2014, in a direct confrontation in the relegation fight, Botafogo lost to Bahia 3-2 at the Maracana Stadium. However, the team won 2-1 and played well even Igor Junio ​​Benevenuto Ramirez was fired Emerson Sheikh At a three-minute interval. With two down, Alvinegro ended up getting upset.

Angry, Emerson Sheik turned to the cameras and said the famous phrase: “Brazilian federation, you are a disgrace.” In the summary, the referee claimed that the attacker said, “You scoundrel, you insolent person, you are worthless, you bum, don’t blow the whistle!” He even sent off full-back Julio Cesar after the match and justified it by saying he heard the words: “You’re a disgrace, now you can wear a Bahia shirt, you bastard!” Son of a bitch, naughty, slut, insolent. All you have to do is whistle the C string.”

New controversy in 2020

In 2020, there was another controversy with Igor Junio ​​Benevenotto. In the Internacional 2 x 1 Botafogo match, in the Brazilian championship, right-back Kevin returned the ball to Diego Cavalieri to take a free kick, and Yuri Alberto took advantage of the opportunity and kicked the ball into the goal. Referee Caio Max Augusto Vieira blew his whistle, declaring that the move he was not watching was invalid.

However, the referee was called by VAR to review the movement and awarded the goal. In 2024, after a controversy in the Paulista Championship final, if Weverton had taken a goal kick with the ball rolling, the commentators Control They explained that VAR cannot act when play resumes. In other words, Igor Junio ​​Benevenotto was unable to validate the 2020 target.

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