Bundesliga referee admits error after officiating match between Dortmund and VfL Bochum
Bundesliga referee Sascha Stegemann has admitted to making an error while officiating a match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum.
Borussia Dortmund came into the game seeking to extend its lead on the Bundesliga table, however the match ended in a draw as Stegemann refused to award a clear penalty to Dortmund in the 65th minute.
Acknowledging the error during an interview with WDR 2 on Saturday, April 29, Stegemann said;
“I’m extremely annoyed, I feel like sh*t. It was a very, very short night [of sleep], I’m not fine with it. You get up with a bad feeling because you’re angry that you didn’t make the right decision in a scene.
“Looking at it, it’s a penalty in the situation with Adeyemi for BVB,” he conceded. “I didn’t see it that way on the pitch. As a referee, I have the right to solve the scene on the pitch without using the video assistant unnecessarily.”
Should Bayern Munich win its match against Hertha BSC on Sunday, April 30, it would move two points above current first-place Dortmund.