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Alan Shearer absolutely rips into VAR after Chelsea vs. West Ham controversy, he's spot on

Alan Shearer absolutely rips into VAR after Chelsea vs. West Ham controversy, he's spot on

"It’s a beyond terrible, disgraceful decision..."

Alan Shearer pulled no punches as he ruthlessly slammed VAR following the controversial review in Chelsea's win over West Ham United on Saturday. Check it out below:

The Hammers thought they had earned a hard-fought point at Stamford Bridge when Maxwel Cornet smashed home in the 90th minute.

But his strike was ruled out after a VAR review to the sheer frustration of David Moyes and Declan Rice, who hit out at the decision on social media.

And on 'Match of the Day', Shearer piled on VAR as he absolutely nailed his analysis - branding West Ham's disallowed goal as 'beyond terrible'.

He said: "Minimum interference, maximum benefit, was what we were told when VAR was brought in.

"It is as bad a decision as you will ever see - or at least for another half-hour," he added, referring to the VAR controversy in Newcastle United's game against Crystal Palace.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Shearer passionately continued: "They should be told to stay out of it the VAR officials. This was never ever, ever a foul. And I don’t think anyone who has played the game will agree with the VAR Jared Gillett and the referee Andy Madley.

"The keeper goes down because he realises he’s made a wreck. Bowen just steps over him, he doesn’t interfere with the play.

"We saw Michael Oliver stick to his decision when he went over to the monitor. Why doesn’t he stick to his decision?

"It’s a beyond terrible, disgraceful decision."

The West Ham boss couldn't believe Cornet's goal was scratched off.

"It is a scandalous decision," he told Match of the Day. "I always thought he would say it is a goal once he went to the screen - I have seen it from all angles and find it incredibly difficult to see how that is chalked off."

VAR was also at the centre of attention in Brentford's win over Leeds.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Premier League

Topics: Alan Shearer, West Ham United, Chelsea, Football