Mateu Lahoz went on a yellow-card spree, dishing out bookings left and right during the quarterfinal between Argentina and Netherlands.
The game has ended with a total of 18 yellow cards, breaking the previous record of 16 yellow handed out during Portugal vs Netherlands back in 2006.
Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi was also shown a yellow card, which he clearly was not pleased with.
Here’s what he said after the emotional penalty shoot-out saw his country reaching the World Cup semifinal.
“I don’t want to talk about the referee because they sanction you for being honest. I think people saw what it was.
FIFA cannot put such a referee who is not up to the task for a game of this level.”
There are, however, those who believe that Lahoz refereed the game in Argentina’s favour and Messi deserved to be booked for handball in this very episode.
❓How would you rate the officiating today?