A big problem denied with the VAR

A big problem denied with the VAR

An Independent Observer Panel has identified 6 errors in VAR interventions in the Premier League demanded the start of the season.

The Premier League fails to self-criticize with VAR. According to a study, six errors have been made since the start of the championship on video assistance interventions. This is what the independent panel, made up of 3 former players, representatives of the Premier League, and members of PGMOL, the equivalent of the technical direction of arbitration in England, believes.

To be precise, this study looked at all the times the VAR intervened, not the time the video assistant confirmed the referee’s initial decision. In total, 48 decisions were corrected following an intervention by the VAR, out of 146 contentious matches, which shows in passing that English referees do not often use this tool.

Of these 48 decisions, six are therefore wrong, on the Premier League panel alone. The detail was even given. Looking back, there was a whistle penalty list against Lucas Digne at Crystal Palace – Aston Villa (3-1), which saw the Eagles win 2-1. Or the corn refused at the very end of the match to Maxwell Cornet during Chelsea – West Ham (2-1), which allowed the Blues to keep the 3 points of the victory.

In a clash at the top of the table, Gabriel Martinelli’s goal at Manchester United – Arsenal (3-1) should not have been disallowed, because Martin Odegaard was not guilty of a foul on Christian Eriksen. Without this intervention, the Gunners would have opened the scoring. The final is about to lose the season and the championship on the other hand…