If there’s been one constant during the past Liga MX seasons it’s the bad referee calls.
Liga MX was meant to have video assisted referee (VAR) this semester, but changes in the requirements delayed it at least until the postseason.
Women’s Liga MX has also suffered poor referee decisions that sometimes are overlooked since some games aren’t transmitted and thus don’t generate as many complaints (specially on social media).
Last Saturday one of the most bizarre events ever happened during the women’s Pumas-Lobos BUAP match.
Pumas won the game 1-0 after a non-existent or ghost goal. (You can see the ‘goal’ here)
— TDN (@tdn_twit) August 11, 2018
Despite this being an abismal mistake that affects the league directly (imagine one or the other being left out or making it through to the postseason because of these three points) Liga MX authorities haven’t spoken directly about it.
Sadly, if Liga MX is affected by bad referee calls, the women’s Liga MX is probably even more so since less experienced referees are chosen for those games.
The silver lining, however, is that many of those referees are women that are slowly growing their careers and that aspire to be in the men’s league in the future.