In the 49th minute of the Sivasspor-Galatasaray match, the cancellation of the home team’s goal with the intervention of VAR became one of the most discussed topics on the sports agenda. Since the reason for the cancellation of the goal was not clearly explained, what was discussed in the VAR intervention was also a matter of curiosity. VAR referee Ozguc Turkalpof the referee Erkan Ozdamarto ‘a, “Offside, you cancel the goal, I will display the image” allegedly said.
Hosting Galatasaray in the 16th week of Spor Toto Super League, Sivasspor scored in the 52nd minute. Fredrik Ulvestad The goal scored by the referee was canceled by the referee Erkan Özdamar after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review. While the reason for the cancellation of the goal, which was thought to have been canceled due to offside, was not clearly stated by the VAR, there was no explanation from the TFF.
According to the news of Ayhan Turgut from Spor Arena, the referee of the match, Erkan Özdamar, went to the VAR monitor without knowing whether he was called for offside or foul. Türkalp says his position was offside, but Özdamar did not see it clearly. According to the claim in the news, Özgüç Türkalp told Özdamar after the investigation that lasted 5 minutes and 4 seconds. “Offside, you cancel the goal, I will display the image” said.
Who is Erkan Ozdamar?
Erkan Özdamar, who was born in Ankara in 1988, graduated from the Department of Sports Sciences at Başkent University and completed his master’s degree at the same university. Özdamar, who is a dance instructor, has international Sports and Dance Instructor certificates. Erkan Özdamar, one of the referees of the Ankara region, started to whistle in the Super League in the 2020-21 season. He was among the referees who were entitled to wear a FIFA badge in the list announced by the TFF on 23 December.