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VAR Officials Caught Debating Penalty Decision During Leicester City Vs Wolves

VAR Officials Caught Debating Penalty Decision During Leicester City Vs Wolves

VAR officials working on Leicester City vs Wolves look to have been discussing the controversial penalty given against the away side at half-time.

Leicester took a 1-0 lead through Jamie Vardy after Wolves defender Max Kilman was judged to have handled the ball while running.

Many think the penalty was harsh given Kilman's running motion and a peek inside the VAR control room showed officials were debating the call.

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Neil Swarbrick, who leads VAR and is the white shirt in the video below, can be seen gesturing towards the screen.


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Sky Sports presenter Dave Jones told Jamie Carragher: "This is Neil Swarbrick in the white t-shirt, who's in charge of the VAR department, maybe having that conversation with Stuart Attwell. What do you make of that?"

Carragher then replied: "They must be having the debate we're having in terms of a running action.

"I think he might be telling him he's made a mistake. I mean, why would you go in and explain using that running action if you think they've got it right?"

Fans have reacted to the footage and they can't understand how an error can be 'clear and obvious' if debate rages on half an hour later.

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Leicester received a second, less contentious penalty later in the half when Rayan Ait Nouri hauled down James Justin.

Vardy stepped up to the spot again but Rui Patricio made a vital save.

What do you think of VAR in the Premier League?

Featured Image Credit: Football Daily

Topics: jamie vardy, Football News, Leicester City, Football, Wolves, Penalty, reactions, VAR

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and he has previous experience with Manchester United. He has spoken to some of the biggest names in sport including Rio Ferdinand, Peter Crouch, WWE COO Triple H and former WWE champion Drew McIntyre. May or may not do a decent impression of Jamie Carragher.