I don’t suppose going in there is that odd but they’ve used it immediately to back up their point of view.
Whereas ours is he’s been sent off so that’s done
All of which just means he gets a load of empathy while Gomes is out for months at best.
Re VAR Id guess that he’s trying to give off a calm air and that he’s not melting down about his job/ creating an air of panic. Or for players to feel sorry for themselves on top of all the above.