Chris Wilder Gives Passionate Opinion On VAR And Many Fans Agree
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has said football is 'sucking the life out of him' after VAR's involvement against Newcastle United last night.
Jonjo Shelvey ran through and scored a decisive second in Newcastle's 2-0 victory, despite Andy Carroll being ruled offside in the build up.
Following the game, Wilder said per Independent:
"It sucked the life out of my players, but more importantly it sucked the life out of 30,000 Sheffield United fans.
Chris Wilder has made his thoughts on VAR very clear. pic.twitter.com/OV9M0TPvVY
- BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 6, 2019
"It (VAR) is becoming too difficult for everyone. I don't think anyone knows where they are with it. The game has changed, it's a new game. What we are having to deal with, we're having to learn on the job.
"Every interview that I do post-game is VAR-based, the majority of the time it is. I'm drained with it, if I'm honest. We are learning a different game and I am a bit saddened by it.
"It's every week and I don't think anyone knows where we are with it with any decision. One week one is given then the next the same thing isn't given.
"The game has changed in a heartbeat and it is a difficult one to learn, nobody knows what to do. I'm all over the place with it."
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Wilder also said he's 'not enjoying adapting' to the technology.
The result ended the Blades' seven match unbeaten run and was their first loss since September.
Twitter has reacted to his comments and many agree with his sentiments.
Wise words from Chris Wilder: 'The game has changed. This is a new game, a completely different game to the one I am used to experiencing. This game in a heartbeat has changed and I don't know where it is going. It is sucking the life out of me and the supporters.'
- Tim Nichols (@TimNicholsDM) December 5, 2019
Chris Wilder nailing what everyone thinks about VAR pic.twitter.com/kw4nirWTMs
- Sam Baldwin (@sjbaldwin24) December 5, 2019
It's even worse than we feared, Adrian. It has created more controversy when it was supposed to put an end to it. Ridiculous. And the idea that there's no going back is nonsense. VAR needs to be junked right now. It has failed spectacularly.
- Bruce Millington (@brucemillington) December 6, 2019
Passionate stuff from the Sheffield United boss.
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