Fans Aren't Happy With VAR After Ridiculously Tight Offside Call
Football fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure after VAR ruled out a Spurs goal with the tightest possible offside call and cost Mauricio Pochettino's side the game.
Spurs looked to have scored their second against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon when Serge Aurier scored past Kasper Schmeichel.
The full back's celebration was cut short though as VAR checked for an offside for Heung-min Son in the build up and the resulting disallowed goal, because the South Korean was about a millimeter offside, was met with a bad reaction from fans of all teams.
They've done it again - the VAR lads rule that Son's eyelash was offside in the buildup to the goal, preventing a catastrophic error.- Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 21, 2019
Even though it's worked for @lcfc today, the way VAR is being used is crap. Could and should benefit the game but at present it's sucking the life out of it.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 21, 2019
VAR is the worst thing to happen to the game since the game was invented.- The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 21, 2019
A complete joke it's even got to this. pic.twitter.com/Lt2Ay8lobn
VAR can be good - but this aspect is OTT. They don't use offside technology in MLS, where a judgement is made by the VAR as to whether it was clearly & obviously offside by replays only. Surely that's better? https://t.co/7NWDqTKzE1- Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) September 21, 2019
VAR has completely killed football. Won't overturn clear referee mistakes but if your arm is offside (which you can't score with) then you are offside. Games gone.- Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) September 21, 2019
I love how VAR can't overturn horrific decisions like when Lascelles literally dived on the floor and wiped out Kane in the box but will spend five minutes drawing dotted lines and rule Son offside.- Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) September 21, 2019
This is supposedly offside and they are 100% certain that this freeze shot is the exact point of the pass through. Absolute shambles and something needs to be done about it. #Var #shite pic.twitter.com/apVotDY3pf- Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) September 21, 2019
That is so harsh man, situations like this make me question whether VAR is actually better for the game. pic.twitter.com/BIkbo4s992- George (@UtdCentro) September 21, 2019
One pube will be offside and VAR will disallow a goal. Ffs.- VUJ (@DavidVujanic) September 21, 2019
Leicester had a goal correctly disallowed for offside in the first half, with VAR spotting that Ayoze Perez had been in an offside position in the build up.
Spurs then took the lead, through Harry Kane's ridiculous goal from the floor, on the half hour mark and kept the lead till the controversy.
Minutes after Aurier's goal was ruled out by technology Ricardo Pereira made it 1-1 after Jamie Vardy's pass before James Maddison's brilliant strike in the 85th minute handed the Foxes all three points.