Daniel Georgievski of the Jets after the A-League Grand Final
Daniel Georgievski of the Jets after the A-League Grand Final

Furious Jets tell FFA ‘sorry just won’t do’

NEWCASTLE players Ronald Vargas and Daniel Georgievski have refused to accept the FFA's apology after a "malfunction of software" didn't enable the use of VAR to disallow the only goal in Saturday night's A-League Grand Final.

Melbourne Victory defender James Donachie was offside in the lead-up to Kosta Barbarouses' early goal, which proved pivotal in the away side's 1-0 victory.

However, with the use of VAR unavailable at the time, the assistant referee's decision to give the ninth-minute goal the all-clear was allowed to stand.

The FFA have since apologised for the incident, but Vargas and Georgievski refused to accept the decision in identical Instagram posts shared after the game.

They said: "We are not making excuses because excuses are for sore losers. We are just expressing our voice so that this doesn't happen again.

"If a referee makes a mistake you can accept this because we are human beings and we make mistakes.

Daniel Georgievski of the Jets is consoled by fans
Daniel Georgievski of the Jets is consoled by fans

"But when there is technology that can correct a human beings mistake and can use all the time it needs to correct a decision and it still manages to make a mistake and again uses excuses, this is something that a simple 'Sorry' just won't do and it can not be accepted.

"Especially when that mistake can affect a lot of players careers where they possibly might

not have the same opportunity again to be in the position to win a title. They should take this into consideration when they believe that that simple 'Sorry' can ever be accepted by any player/coach/staff/club etc."



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