Cadiz After their latest defeat
Manuel Vizcaino Fernandez, the president of Cadiz, has published an open letter to Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish football federation (RFEF).
He is angry at the refereeing decisions that have gone against Cadiz recently, for example, feeling his side should have had a penalty in their 4-1 loss to Real Sociedad.
“Fix the VAR issue, fix it now,” his open letter started.
“You boast of having changed the image of the RFEF and of protecting the best league in the world, but you’re responsible for getting this situation sorted out.
“Cadiz aren’t interested in the media giving us five or seven more points for VAR errors. What we are interested in is getting what we deserve on the pitch and it’s not acceptable that the technology always seems to reach some conclusion that goes against our interests.
“We can’t speak, we can’t comment and we can’t raise our voices or we’ll be punished. We can’t take the team off the pitch because we’ll be punished. We can’t challenge a referee because he is off limits.
“We can only remain silent in the face of the injustice that, day after day, we have been suffering because of the errors of VAR.
“One day it says one thing and the next day the opposite. There are no criteria and nothing is clear.
“President, fix the VAR issue for the good of football, for the good of the RFEF and for the good of all.
“We’ve never commented on the referees. Yet, after 20 years in this field, I no longer know what to say to the coach, players or fans about our respectful silence.
“There are comments against it from many, but the only one sanctioned for speaking out has been our coach Alvaro Cervera.
“Today I can’t keep quiet anymore. There’s a lot on the line.
“I am not a president who gets carried away and we are a serious club. Now do your part.”