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.
Neil Swarbrick, who leads VAR and is the white shirt in the video below, can be seen gesturing towards the screen.
The officials on VAR appear to be having a debate about that first penalty at half-time pic.twitter.com/f4n0d5BlXy
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 8, 2020
Vardy converts from the spot! :soccer:
Leicester are awarded a penalty for handball against Kilman following a VAR review, and their main man makes no mistake....
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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.
You couldn't make this up. Leicester get/score a penalty for a let's just say harsh handball & HT footage shows the VAR officials still discussing it. Surely if they still aren't sure then it wasn't clear & obvious?! :triumph: #FergiesRightTheRefsAreShite #LEIWOL https://t.co/ujGmHIEjBa
- Man Utd News (@RooVanMataZaj) November 8, 2020
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They actually don't have a clue hahahahaha https://t.co/mu3F46EVOD
- Matt (@MattyyHarris) November 8, 2020
thought it was meant to stop the debate? Instead it's just creating more of a debate https://t.co/UdjXxuwkTb
- ella (@ellawwfc) November 8, 2020
We can only speculate, but if this is accurate then the game has no chance of thriving under VAR!
Officiating standards are an absolute mess ♂️ https://t.co/9dPVAnSV64
- Connor (@ConnorHutton94) November 8, 2020
Genuinely doesn't surprise me at this point #wwfc https://t.co/x7Prcciem4
- Connor (@Koncxpt) November 8, 2020
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?
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