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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Mainz vs. Freiburg affected by VAR farce, toilet-roll torrent

A bizarre VAR decision caused mayhem in a Bundesliga game on Monday night when teams were ordered back on to the pitch at half time when the referee decided to award a penalty after watching a replay.

Where to start with this one... On Monday night, relegation-threatened Mainz and Freiburg met in a vital Bundesliga clash. 

The game kicked off and, for 45 minutes, not a great deal happened. And then, after the teams had gone for their half-time cup of tea:

And so, after a lengthy delay, the players returned and Pablo de Blasis opened the scoring for the hosts.

Half-time duly resumed but, when it came time to restart:

Just when you thought you'd seen it all... You can't make this stuff up! (Mainz ended up winning 2-0, as if you care about something as trivial as the final score.)

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