Referee Ivan Barton has change into the epicenter of an issue that has made waves on social media, producing indignation amongst followers of the Honduran nationwide staff.
They consider that the Salvadoran referee’s choices favored Mexico to the detriment of the Honduran staff, particularly the time added to the match after the 90 minutes had expired.
The controversy continued off the sector, as a video circulated on digital platforms exhibiting referee Barton on the Mexico Metropolis Airport. Within the photos, the referee is carrying sun shades and headphones, apparently oblivious to the rising controversy. But it surely didn’t go unnoticed by the Honduran followers, lots of whom had been on the identical flight and confronted the referee.
Within the video, you possibly can see how the Honduran followers specific their discontent with Ivan Barton for his choices on the sector of play. Regardless of the criticism and complaints, the referee appears to disregard and doesn’t reply to the accusations of bias.
“Within the airplane they ask for extra additional time because of Barton”, “come on, Barton”, and “all Hondurans are ready for you with open arms”, had been a few of the messages that had been devoted to him contained in the airplane.
Ivan Barton’s controversy
The Honduran followers are upset as a result of they consider that the referee’s choices favored Mexico throughout the match that resulted in Honduras’ elimination from the Nations League after dropping on penalties to Mexico.
The president of the Honduran Nationwide Soccer Federation (FENAFUTH), Jorge Salomn, informed the newspaper El Heraldo de Honduras that they might search to proceed via authorized channels, in search of to in some way win the sport ‘from the desk’.
The referee granted 9 minutes of added time, which changed into 12, and the equalizing purpose was scored within the a centesimal minute, along with the declare that there was a foul on Edson lvarez’s purpose.
Within the penalty shootout, two penalties missed by Chino Huerta had been retaken and the third, which he did rating, must also have been retaken as a result of goalkeeper Luis ngel Malagn had gone into the world to say that goalkeeper Edrick Menjivar had been despatched off for a double yellow card.