World Cup 2018: Morocco FA handed £50,000 punishment following Nordin Amrabat’s foul-mouthed VAR outburst after Spain draw

1 Jul

The Moroccan FA has been fined £50,000 after Nordin Amrabat was caught swearing at a camera when voicing his discontent at the use of VAR during Morocco’s World Cup game against Spain.

Amrabat, who plays his club football with Watford went on his outburst after Morocco were denied a famous victory over Spain at the World Cup.

Amrabat was at the centre of the almighty clash against Spain

A dramatic late equaliser from Iago Aspas rescued a 2-2 draw for the 2010 World Champions in a bad-tempered game at Kaliningrad.

And the ill-feeling continued after the final whistle when Amrabat used the TV replay finger gesture before saying to the cameras: “VAR is bull***t”.

The fine also relates to six members of the Morocco staff who “forced their way into the pitch after the final whistle” and supporters who reportedly launched objects from the stands onto the field.

VAR use caused all sorts of controversy that night and played centre stage in the other Group B game which saw Portugal and Iran battle to a draw.