Carlos Ramirez explains Nicolas Gallo’s controversial hand as a penalty, Pereira vs Nacional | Colombian football | Betplay League
One of the most controversial plays in the history of the 19th league was the hand whistled by judge Nicolas Gallo against Atletico Nacional, a penalty kick that tied the match against Deportivo Pereira 1-1. What story will be told if the local team wins?
This would all be part of speculation because Gallo interpreted the regulations in a very questionable way, penalizing handball in the area when the protagonist apparently sent his hands behind his back, precisely to avoid punishment.
Who better than the protagonist, Carlos Ramirez, to narrate what happened on the field: “I felt very helpless. As a player one learns to absorb this kind of play and knows what is the right thing to do in this kind of movement. From the beginning I knew that this play is not Punishable. So much impotence at the time and then seeing it on video, I’m calmer knowing I did the right thing. “It hurts because it’s decisions that can eventually be assigned a rating and the only thing left is to keep working,” he said in an interview with Blu Radio.
“He told me, Nicholas Gallo, that he was expanding his body size and that the ball hit my elbow. I told him that the ball had never hit my elbow and that my intention had always been to save my arm. I told him that because of his proximity to Dorlan I thought I would keep my hand and asked him to review the VAR and even After reviewing, he continues to make the decision that it is a penalty.”
Finally he said: “I think all the matches are important but we are at a crucial moment. The party has changed a lot from this work. The group has absorbed it. We continued with the same intention and intensity and were able to recover from that difficult moment. I think everything is happening because it is a play that had an impact on a very important outcome. And in the end you can decide the classification or not,” he concluded. Nothing adds to Gallo’s fault.