VAR Strikes Again To Deny Leicester City Goal v Tottenham With Dodgy Offside
VAR has struck again, denying Leicester City a goal against Tottenham on Sunday by milimetres.
James Maddison had the ball in the back of the net against Spurs to make it 2-0, but moments later it was disallowed by the system - despite many believing that the England international was onside.
Leicester were already a goal ahead thanks to Jamie Vardy scored from the spot following Serge Aurier's clumsy challenge in the area. Sky Sports pundits Roy Keane and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were shocked by the Frenchman's effort, and made it clear in the studio at half time.
:speaking_head:️ "There is a word for that... 'madness'"- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 20, 2020
:speaking_head:️ "That is a rugby tackle"
Fair to say Roy Keane and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were not impressed with Serge Aurier's defending for the penalty pic.twitter.com/RQiftnb3LX
Leicester had dominated the game up until the VAR decision, and probably deserved to double their lead over Jose Mourinho and co. Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that the decision doesn't go on to affect his team in the second half.
However, it has certainly affected football fans, who are enraged that the controversial VAR system has yet again intervened when it may not be needed.
He was never offside. Same as the Liverpool one the other week. You cannot take Auriers right leg as the point furthest to the left. Was a great goal by Leicester.- Richard Taylor (@RichardTaylorEA) December 20, 2020
Football gone mad,VAR decision to cancel Leicester 2nd goal for offside- John Basford (JB) (@derbyjohn63) December 20, 2020
Madison's feet yards onside but his arm / shoulder deemed as offside
He is leaning reading to start his run and cannot legally score with his arm etc so why should that part of the body be called offside !!
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This is not offside. Nearest player is playing him on, he's level. Just look at the picture, don't draw lines. The evil nerds strike again. pic.twitter.com/HrzUcyJpZ6- Leicester Forest East (@LFEservices) December 20, 2020
It will almost definitely lead to further calls for changes to be made to the video referee, with some options already being floated.
What should the FA do?
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