Euro 2020 - 'No penalty' - Arsene Wenger gives verdict on controversial spot-kick for England against Denmark
Arsene Wenger believes referee Danny Makkelie should have been given a chance to chalk off a penalty for England after he controversially awarded a spot-kick in extra-time. Denmark fumed with the call and Wenger was equally unimpressed, saying it was not a penalty. "For me, it was no penalty, no. I think that VAR has let the referee down, not Denmark," he said.
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The penalty would prove the decisive moment with Harry Kane scoring from the rebound and England holding out to win the game.
Former Arsenal boss and FIFA chief Wenger was not happy with the decision and said at the very least the referee Danny Makkelie should have been given the chance to overturn his call to award the penalty.
"No penalty," Wenger told beIN SPORTS. "I don't understand why they don't ask the referee to have a look at it.
In a moment like that, it's important that the referee is absolutely convinced that it was a penalty. It was not clear enough to say: 'yes it is,' and at least he should have had a look on the screen.
"I don't know why the VAR didn't ask him to go. For me, it was no penalty, no. I think that VAR has let the referee down, not Denmark. Denmark is a bit unfortunate.