On September 27, Beijing time, the "Beijing Youth Daily" published "Behind the Thunder's Penalty Overnight Fame", which talked about the referee Zhang Lei's previous penalty criteria and controversy in the Super League.
"Beijing Youth Daily" believes that although Mu Yi and Biella are in physical contact, the audience can see Mu Yi "on his knees" as long as he is not blind. With the help of modern technology, there is no so-called "difficulty" in penalties.
The media also cited some examples to prove that Zhang Lei's law enforcement measures vary. Soon after the start of the game, SIPG defender He used to suspect a foul against the national security foreign aid Bacambu during the race for the top. The image data showed that He used to be suspected of touching the ball with his arm and elbowing his opponent during the contest, but the referee did not confirm it. In the 24th minute of the game between SIPG and Zall, Zall forward Dong Xuesheng received a corner kick from his teammate and headed for the goal. SIPG defender Fu Huan obviously touched the ball with his arm open, which expanded the defensive area, but Zhang Lei immediately determined that it was not a penalty kick, and maintained the original judgment after watching VAR.
As for Zhang Lei, he was bluntly stated by the Beijing Youth Daily: In this special season, when modern technology is so advanced, Chen Xuyuan or the leader instructs the referee to enforce the law. It is logically difficult to make sense. An expert in the refereeing circle who did not want to be named commented that Zhang Lei did not satisfy his "desire for performance" or "please the leadership", but was probably to "control the game."
Finally, the "Beijing Youth Daily" stated that due to the shortage of referees due to the epidemic and the opening of colleges and universities, some referees had to enforce two consecutive matches on the same day. At present, the work intensity and pressure of referees in the Super League are high. While the Chinese Football Association requires them to strictly enforce the law, they also need to protect their bodies and minds. While the outside world supervises the referees' enforcement work, it is also necessary to give them understanding and tolerance.