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2 Reasons Why VAR Should Be Banned In EPL After It Worked Against Arsenal & Newcastle

Video Assistant Referee was introduced in football to assist referees in making the right decision. Since it was introduced in football, fans and coaches

2 Reasons Why VAR Should Be Banned In EPL After It Worked Against Arsenal & Newcastle

Video Assistant Referee was introduced in football to assist referees in making the right decision. Since it was introduced in football, fans and coaches have enjoyed it’s operation.

 

The premier League adopted the use of video assistant referee in England in 2019/20 season. The technology has assisted referee in making the right decision during matches, but towards the end of last season, its decision affected so many teams.

Video Assistant Referee Officials took some decisions which affected teams and fans has criticized its operations.


Before the beginning of the new season, They were some notable changes made by Video assistant referee. The new season officially kicked last week Friday, Arsenal played the first match of the season against Brentford. The newly promoted team defeated Arsenal by 2:0.

 

Video Assistant Referee took some decisions that did not favor teams in the first league of the season. Arsenal and Newcastle were the most affected team last weekend, the both teams ended losing the match.

2 Reasons Why VAR Should Be Banned In EPL After It Worked Against Arsenal & Newcastle

1. Should Be Banned in EPL If it’s Not Ready To Assist Referees

Brentford Vs Arsenal Match, Video assistant referee did not intervene when Brentford scored Arsenal twice. The ball went out of play before Arsenal defender cleared the ball, the striker picked the ball and scored their first goal.

 

Brentford second goal was supposed to be cancelled because the striker was holding the Goalkeeper, he could not move to save the ball.

 

 

2. It Doesn’t Assist Referee In Making Decision

A case study of Newcastle Vs Westham United match, the VAR Officials did not assist Martin Atkinson when he awarded a Penalty to Newcastle.

 

Jacob Murphy mistakenly touched Pablo Fornals after clearing the ball out of their 18 yard box. VAR was supposed to call the center referee to the screen to watch the replay before taken his final decision.

 

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