VAR used in Italian Senate vote

VAR is so popular in Italy that it even crept into tonight’s Senate vote of no confidence in the Government – with Adriano Galliani involved.

It was Galliani who pushed for the introduction of goal-line technology when he was CEO of Milan, and he remains in football now as the chief of Serie B side Monza.

Galliani is also a Senator and therefore was present in this evening’s Senate vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s Government.

VAR is so popular in Italy that it even crept into tonight’s Senate vote of no confidence in the Government – with Adriano Galliani involved.

It was Galliani who pushed for the introduction of goal-line technology when he was CEO of Milan, and he remains in football now as the chief of Serie B side Monza.

Galliani is also a Senator and therefore was present in this evening’s Senate vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s Government.

There were chaotic scenes when Senator Alfonso Ciampolillo furiously protested that he had voted before the deadline, even though it was electronically registered as coming afterwards.

At one point, he made the ‘VAR’ gesture with his hands and the President of the Senate Elisabetta Casellati went to watch a video replay of the vote.

Galliani couldn’t help but joke that ‘now we need VAR.’

The replay worked, because the vote was accepted.

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