Curtis Jones sent off after another controversial VAR decision during Tottenham vs Liverpool
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Curtis Jones has been shown a straight red card after yet another controversial VAR decision during Tottenham's clash against Liverpool.
Jones was initially shown a yellow card for a challenge on Yves Bissouma, but a VAR review saw Simon Hooper overturn his decision and show Jones his marching orders.
The Reds midfielder's boot rolled over the top of the ball and made contact with Bissouma's shin in what was perceived to be dangerous play by officials, leaving fans divided.
Taking to social media, one supporter tweeted: "That is an absolutely shocking decision. Curtis Jones went for the ball, as his foot was in the air the ball was moved under his feet Bissouma. His action carried him through."
While The Times reporter Henry Winter reckons VAR got it right, tweeting: "That's a red, Curtis Jones can't argue, VAR intervention, serious foul play, over the top on Bissouma. Challenge shown on the big screen, clubs doing it more, but stokes anger. Confirmed why Jones had to go."
Luis Diaz then looked to have opened the scoring for Liverpool, only for VAR to intervene once more and rule out the goal for offside.
Supporters have been left baffled at the decision after VAR failed to release images of lines being drawn to demonstrate the offside.
📸 - Still no official VAR image has been released with lines being drawn. So far, only this image. pic.twitter.com/6al5wRc2tk— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 30, 2023
Tottenham then took full advantage of their one-man advantage through Son Heung-min, who opened the scoring just 10 minutes later.
However, Jurgen Klopp's side refused to lie down, with Cody Gakpo turning on a sixpence and firing the ball into the back of the net, levelling the scores before half-time.
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