VAR Has Caused Outrage Again And Everybody Is Saying The Same Thing
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Should this marvelous finish from Tottenham's Son Heung-Min have been chalked off?
When referee Kevin Friend put his finger in his ear after Son smashed the ball into the top left corner after a pin-point pass from Christian Eriksen found the South Korean, we all rolled our eyes and thought of VAR.
VAR is supposed to liaise with the on-pitch referee to relay information on calls but the problems remain - why does it take so long and is this system really 'that' accurate?
Just an idea, and I know it's a bit 'out there', but if you're going to persist with this VAR nonsense, how about putting the cameras somewhere where they would actually be useful? pic.twitter.com/gWzAQfTmOU
- Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) March 17, 2018
The officials now have access to more camera angles than ever before, but some continue to question if the angles are in the right position.
Does the Video Assistant Referee show that Son is onside, here?
Plenty on social media think that VAR confirmed the goal SHOULD have stood, but Son's goal was disallowed.
So VAR has confirmed the goal should have stood but it's been disallowed.
We have absolute no hope in this game moving forward, what's the bloody point of having the system in place?!#THFC #COYS
- Ricky Sacks :microphone2: (@RickSpur) March 17, 2018
It would seem the pictures were inconclusive, according to the officials, but Twitter had very different ideas.
Here's how people reacted to the decision:
So according to VAR this is offside.
Really? What is the point if it still gets it wrong? @FA #VAR pic.twitter.com/BglgFgtIbi
- Tidy (@Tidy_Yid) March 17, 2018
How can they use VAR but don't have the cameras required to cover any angle for possible offside decisions?
It's like they're purposely trying to make it as useless as possible.
- Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 17, 2018
#VAR is absolutely rubbish. Onside by being level and no goal. Rubbish technology as the wrong decisions are still being made.
- Rikki Clarke (@RikkiClarke81) March 17, 2018
Too slow again. If it's not conclusive, go with original decision and move on. #var
- Kelly Cates (@KellyCates) March 17, 2018
Another VAR atmosphere killer. Another dull hold up. Another decision which may, or may not, have been correct. The hanging about apart, this is exactly what used to happen. What absolute balls this thing is. #SWATOT
- Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 17, 2018
VAR confirmed it was onside but yet offside was given? It's done it again, it's bringing the beautiful game down.
- ً (@MauricioMagic) March 17, 2018
We are deprived of a wonderful pass a wonderful touch and a wonderful finish and Var was totally inconclusive but probably inside, what's the point of Var
- Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) March 17, 2018
It was revealed earlier that VAR will be used at the World Cup this summer.
Thoughts on the system? Will it eventually ruin our beautiful game?
Remember, it's supposed to be used for clear and obvious mistakes and none of us can still be sure if it was onside or offside.
Let us know in the comments.