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Remarkable footage shows Iago Aspas pushing over pitchside monitor after VAR decision

Remarkable footage shows Iago Aspas pushing over pitchside monitor after VAR decision

Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas was furious after his side had a late penalty decision overturned in their clash against Sevilla.

Iago Aspas took his anger out on the pitchside monitor after Celta Vigo had a late penalty decision overturned in their La Liga clash against Sevilla.

The 36-year-old forward, who was subbed off in the 69th minute of Saturday's game at the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, leapt to his feet when Celta were awarded a late penalty.

Referee Alejandro Hernandez pointed to the spot after Jesus Navas fouled Anastasios Douvikas but, to the surprise of many, officials overturned the original decision following a VAR check.

Navas' yellow card was soon rescinded and a furious Aspas made his feelings clear as the score remained at 1-1.

The former Liverpool winger marched over to the pitchside monitor before pushing it over with a swift slap. You can watch fan footage of Aspas' reaction below:

Aspas, who is likely to find himself in hot water following the incident, would later express his frustration at the controversial decision in his post-match interview.

Speaking to DAZN Sport, he said: "The balance always falls on the same side. And today when it could have favoured us, he goes to the VAR to see it when all of Spain has seen it.

"We have been through twelve days and in seven games the balance always falls the other way. We want to be the best league in the world and we are not advancing like this."

Celta Vigo manager Rafael Benitez would later back his club captain after the Sevilla game, before making a bold suggestion in regards to the use of VAR.

"We could have 8, 9 or 10 more points. We are talking about incidents because someone in an office is evaluating the intensity of a grab? I can't understand it, it's impossible to understand," he said.

"What needs to be incorporated into VAR is a physicist to measure strength and what is not strong. A physicist must decide this.

"Treasury tells us 'force is equal to mass times acceleration' — we have discovered this is enough to make a professional footballer fall down."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - DAZN

Topics: Celta Vigo, La Liga, Spain, Sevilla, Liverpool