VAR’s resolution to chalk off Patrick Bamford’s aim for Leeds towards Crystal Palace on Saturday has been branded ‘absolute nonsense’ by a former Premier League referee.
The Video Assistant Referee took the headlines as soon as once more over the weekend with but extra controversial interventions.
The choice that baffled most was the one which disallowed Bamford’s effort because of his higher arm being offside when his physique was properly behind the 2 centre-backs he had slipped between.
If the aim had stood it could have introduced Leeds degree towards Palace and maybe modified the complexion of the sport.
However they went on to lose 4-1 and dropped to 15th within the Premier League desk.
Ex-referee Mark Halsey thinks Bamford’s aim ought to have stood somewhat than been disallowed.
He informed Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “Relating to the offside on Saturday at Leeds, if it’s taking greater than 30 seconds and you may’t inform within the first replay then it’s a aim.
“Sure, offside is factual. Sure, you may rating along with your shoulder or armpit. I’ve by no means seen a aim scored with an armpit.
“It’s nonsense. It’s absolute nonsense. The place did they draw these strains? Was it from the nearside defender or the far aspect defender as a result of the far aspect defender seems to be like he’s taking part in him onside.
“We’ve not thought this by means of. I feel all people accepts that this was a aim. In the event you spoke to Roy Hodgson he would settle for that was a aim.
“You’d have it for you and also you’d have it towards you. VAR was introduced in for a transparent and apparent error.”
Watford striker Troy Deeney, who co-hosts the talkSPORT Breakfast, believes Leeds can be fuming on the resolution and insists it’s a strikers’ intuition to place their arm out.
He informed talkSPORT: “The issue is when you’re a striker you might be all the time taught, you’ve obtained to let the midfielder or individual passing the ball know the place you’re going.
“Make eye contact. Somewhat sign along with your hand at the place you’re going.
“Now you’ll need to do it with a bent arm making an attempt to drag your sleeve again somewhat bit. It does get somewhat bit unusual.
“It was a superbly well-worked aim. Leeds can be fuming. From their teaching perspective, it’s every thing you’re employed on all through the week.
“An excellent end after which to have it dominated off by his arm offside…”