UEFA won’t suspend Cakir

by | Oct 6, 2021 13:15

Cuneyt Cakir has been appointed for Germany-Romania, meaning UEFA has not suspended him after controversy in Milan-Atletico Madrid.

Last week, the Turkish referee was in the spotlight after awarding Atletico Madrid a non-existent penalty in the final minutes of their Champions League clash with Milan.

Footage showed that Thomas Lemar handled the ball before Milan defender Pierre Kalulu, so Atletico Madrid’s penalty against should’ve been revoked by VAR.

Why VAR should’ve revoked Atletico Madrid penalty against Milan

It all happened after that Cakir had shown Milan midfielder Franck Kessié two yellow cards in the opening 30 minutes of the game at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The Rossoneri submitted a formal complaint to UEFA about the performance of the match official.

Many, including former Serie A referee Gianluca Paparesta, thought UEFA would have suspended the Turkish official.

However, the 44-year-old has been appointed for the World Cup qualifying match between Germany and Romania on Friday, meaning Europe football’s governing body hasn’t taken any action against the match official.

However, UEFA suspended VAR referee Abdulkadir Bitigen who was replaced by his compatriot Huseyin Gocek. Bitigen was considered by UEFA as the main responsible for the mistake at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.


Former Italian referee Paparesta expects Cakir suspension



  1. Basta Poco

    Tis but a bandaid on a severed artery. VAR official Bitigen could’ve been more vocal, but Cakir was the main official and should’ve made more effort to confirm that game-altering penalty decision. UEFA are merely showing that officiating and accountability are not taken seriously.

  2. putuco

    UEFA is a joke, but this is hardly a surprise. A real mafiosi cartel

  3. Milan Fan

    That’s just preposterous!

    Now I hope a Super League kind of competition finally happens. Uefa is an absolute joke.

  4. Rossoneri

    var official gets suspended whereas it should be cakir who should go for var as that was a game changing situation……..if var officials ac only when there is a complaint from opponent players then var is as good as the biased ref…….uefa is a joke

  5. frank

    UEFA at their incompetent and corrupt best. Cakir should have been retired years ago, let alone suspended – he has form for bad refereeing. Improve the format and bring on the Super League – time to wipe UEFA away. If it wasn’t for the gutless english clubs, the Super league would have already taken off and Cefferin would be out of a job.

  6. Sammy

    Obviously is was corrupt they should check Abdulkadir Bitigen bank account, he authorized the penalty, a nonexistent penalty he more than would have known that that it wasn’t a pen since he replay and slow Motion.

    But it wasn’t only the penalty it was the harsh red card it was every call was against AC.

    There was agenda here to make sure AC Milan didn’t win the game and favour of Madrid., a Spanish team, even in the Porto game they disallowed a goal to help Madrid and then you see how harsh the Ref actions were against Italy, in game against Spain in the nations league.

    UEFA sure doing everything they help Spain in international competitions

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