Diogo Jota’s Wife Claims Game Was ‘Rigged’ After Liverpool’s Defeat to Tottenham

Diogo Jota’s Wife Claims Game Was ‘Rigged’ After Liverpool’s Defeat to Tottenham

Rene Otinga
October 2, 2023 at 9:15 AM
  • Liverpool star Diogo Jota’s wife joined in the outrage surrounding the game against Tottenham Hotspur
  • The Reds controversially lost 2-1 after getting reduced to nine men against the Londoners on Saturday
  • Liverpool could have taken a lead when Luis Diaz scored but his effort was ruled out by the VAR official

The outrage that followed Liverpool’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on September 30 is still ongoing as Rute Cardoso, the wife of winger, Diogo Jota weighed in with a scathing verdict.

Jota was among the players who were shown red cards on Saturday for the Reds, who had lost Curtis Jones in the first half of what was a frustrating game for manager, Jurgen Klopp.

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Diogo Jota gets a red card during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 30, 2023 in London, England. Photo by Matthew Ashton
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After the debacle, PGMOL released a statement admitting to a mistake, as fans noted that at no point during the review of Luis Diaz’s goal were lines used during the coverage of the match.

"PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool. The goal by Luis Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials,” their statement read, per Sky Sports.
"This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene," the statement continued.

Jota’s wife responds after game

Taking to social media, Jota’s wife posted PGMOL’s statement on her Instagram stories along with the caption claiming the game had been rigged.

Her tirade did not end there, as she followed that up with another post of her husband receiving his first yellow card in the game for a challenge on Tottenham’s Destiny Udogie.

In her caption, she wrote: "This was given as a yellow card."

Jota and his wife moved to England in 2017 when the Portuguese star secured a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers from Atletico Madrid. The couple has one child together.

Salah makes feelings on Diaz goal clear

Sports Brief also previously reported on Mohamed Salah’s reaction to the 'injustice' Liverpool suffered as he liked his first tweet in six years.

On X (formerly Twitter), he was not afraid of ruffling feathers as he 'liked' a tweet that suggested the decision of the VAR official was a poor one.

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