Last night Lecce played brilliantly to come back at Milan, only to have a super third goal chalked off by... you guessed it.. VAR. A foul in the buildup that no one saw or was bothered about until Milan kicked up a stink. I've watched it over and over and I think it's ridiculous.
The same can't be said for the match last night with Granada v Getafe. The fans were handed a red piece of paper at the turnstiles. I didn't know what it was for, maybe to protest against Mason Greenwood. It became clear as the match started, they were for the referee, who was shown a red card by the Granada fans and told to go. I'd forgotten that he has been in charge of some dodgy games in recent history.
He carried on as previously. There were two clear penalty calls for Granada and the ref told them to play on and refused to consult VAR, giving a yellow card to one player who protested. In this case, VAR perhaps should have been used, but was refused. As far as I can tell, it wasn't used at all during the match. It seems that VAR can easily be underused as well as overused.
According to an article the referee has officiated 42 La Liga games, awarded 233 yellow and 7 red cards. He awarded 6 more yellow cards last night. Greenwood made a few good runs forward, but had a so-so game and was substituted with about 15 minutes to go.