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Crystal Palace Fans Display "End VAR Now" Banner During Arsenal Game

Crystal Palace Fans Display "End VAR Now" Banner During Arsenal Game

Crystal Palace fans made their feelings known about VAR during their Premier League clash with Arsenal.

VAR was once again the subject of intense scrutiny following its controversial call during Sheffield United's game against West Ham United.

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Video technology has been severely criticised since its introduction to England's top flight, and Palace supporters vented their frustration at VAR with a strongly worded banner.

The home end unfurled a banner which read: "Killing the passion, killing the atmosphere, killing the game, end VAR now."

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West Ham's Declan Rice thought he had set up his side's equalising goal on Friday night though VAR ruled out their goal and speaking after the game, the England international pulled no punches in his assessment of VAR.

"We are fuming. All the lads are livid," he said. "I've just watched it back. He has knocked the ball into my hand. If you are running with your arms like that with the rules as they are now it is handball but it is not intentional. It is a kick in the teeth.

"Nobody wants to have VAR in the game. They're celebrating it like it's a goal. Football shouldn't be like that.

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"There have been so many decisions this season that have been absolutely crazy. They were celebrating VAR like it was a goal and football should not be like that.

"We are not too happy but it is in the game now and we have to get on with it."

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Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League, Declan Rice, Arsenal, VAR

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.