The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163410 Message #4016998
Posted By: Steve Shaw
03-Nov-19 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Subject: RE: BS: Football (not the U.S. kind)
Liverpool managed it in spite of the anti-Liverpool Jon Moss and the anti-Liverpool Martin Atkinson, the VAR ref. How WRONG is it that a fellow referee and possible good mate should be the one to be challenged to overturn the ref's decision? The whole world could see that Bobby Firmino was onside, but the linesman's wrong call was allowed to stand. If it's a mistake it's a mistake and all this "clear and obvious" guff is a shambles. If VAR can't clear up errors then it should be scrapped. There were ten goals in the VAR-free cup match last week and OK, one was offside, but one error in ten is human. VAR seems to actually set errors in stone. On top of Firmino's "offside" there was a possible handball in the box not given and there was Mané booked for diving when he'd been fouled. Errors going uncorrected. Last week a clear foul by a Man U player was overlooked by VAR and the upshot was a goal for United. Farcical. If it's a foul it's a foul, end of. VAR is just stopping the one thing that makes football the greatest sport, its flow. Get rid!