Roma still seem somewhat bitter about their Champions League exit, having poked fun at UEFA this week for not implementing the use of VAR in the competition by posting a hilarious spoof video on Twitter.
The Serie A side lost their semi-final tie against Liverpool 7-6 on aggregate despite winning the second leg 4-2 in Rome earlier this month, but they were left furious at the full-time whistle of that match after seeing two penalty shouts waved away.
The club’s president called it a ‘joke’ that the technology was not being used afterwards and they have again invited UEFA to introduce VAR into the Champions League, but in a much calmer manner this time.
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Roma posted a hilarious spoof video to show why VAR is needed in the Champions League
They tweeted a video of Diego Perotti playing with his son and tripping him up in the box
The video was edited to show a referee going over to consult the video assistant referee
Roma’s official English Twitter account posted a video of Diego Perotti playing with his son on the pitch and committing a blatant trip on him in the penalty area.
The video is edited to show a referee consulting VAR and then correctly sending Perotti off for the foul.
They captioned the video: ‘This is the reason why the VAR is necessary in the UEFA Champions League.’
The VAR review clearly showed that Perotti had tripped his son up as he was trying to dribble
The video also showed Roma supporters appealing for the referee to brandish a red card
Roma icon Francesco Totti also appeared in the video and looked on nervously from the stands
The club’s Twitter account is well known to publish some funny material, having posted a tweet suggesting they could be selling a lot of babywear in nine months’ time after overcoming a three-goal deficit to beat Barcelona.
They also posted a hilarious one-minute long video last summer to announce the signing of Gregoire Defrel.
However, despite the funny manner in which Roma appealed to UEFA to introduce VAR into the Champions League this week, it is unlikely the governing body will make a U-turn on their decision, having already confirmed it will not be in use for next season’s competition.
The video was again edited to seem as if the referee had sent off Perotti for his foul
It finished with the Roma midfielder looking dejected as if he had just been sent off