Tight conditions could rule out VAR, says Italian chief referee

ROME: A series parties may have to do without Var When action resumes after the coronavirus outbreak because the reduced conditions in which video officials work could be a health problem, the chief of Italian Referees Association (AIA) said Monday.

In some cases, for today's video assistants, we use tight spaces, such as vans, where referees work in a two-square-meter space, without a safe distance between themselves and other workers. Marcello Nicci he told RAI television.

I hope this does not happen, but the risk is there, I hope they give us disinfected spaces.

Nicci added that referees had been forgotten amid the debate over if and when A series , which has been suspended since March 9, could re-start.

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I have not heard any serious proposals regarding the protection of arbitrators, he said.

The referees are ready, they are respecting the rules, they are working in videoconferences with the technical organisms, they keep fit inside but, before moving on to phase two, we will have to worry about them too.

He said that the referees were as risky as anyone else. They travel alone on trains and planes, passing through airports and stations ... If we start again, I will want to know what guarantees are offered.