talkSPORT host Alan Brazil and company Harry Redknapp and Ray Parlour slammed VAR after ‘one other diabolical evening’ for the brand new expertise within the Premier League.
After West Ham noticed one in all their targets chalked off of their victory over Chelsea on Wednesday, the controversy continued with two huge calls on Thursday evening’s clashes involving Tottenham and Manchester Metropolis.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was left completely seething – though he refused to speak about it, saying it might get him in bother – after Harry Kane noticed what would have been a valuable equaliser towards Sheffield United dominated out by the harshest of handball selections.
The striker slotted house to make it 1-1 at Bramall Lane simply minutes after going behind, however play was pulled again for a handball by Lucas Moura, who by chance grazed the ball was his arm after he was taken out by a defender.
It was a defining second of the match, with Tottenham occurring to lose 3-1, and Mourinho fumed after the match that referees are not on the pitch, they’re in a TV sales space as a substitute.
The same even occurred in Man Metropolis’s 4-Zero win over Liverpool, though it didn’t alter the outcome, with Riyad Mahrez seeing his objective – what would have been Metropolis’s fifth of the evening – chalked off after the ball hit Phil Foden’s arm when he was on the bottom.
Regardless of working nicely in lots of circumstances, VAR has extra usually come below heavy criticism in its first full season of use within the Premier League.
Or, maybe extra precisely, the way in which referees have used the system has come below fireplace.
And Mr Brazil was blowing his prime o Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, saying: “It’s been two diabolical nights of VAR… once more!
“I didn’t suppose it may get any worst after West Ham….
“I’m not attempting to camouflage how poor Tottenham have been, by the way in which, however I assumed it hit his again, or his aspect… what did it hit, his elbow?
“It’s a joke! How will you give that as a handball?!
“I’ve mentioned it earlier than, stick it! I’ve had sufficient of VAR, I actually have.”
Arsenal legend Parlour, in the meantime, believes these comparable incidents occurring two nights in a row proves the rulebook must be modified to permit for extra widespread sense.
He mentioned: “We noticed one within the night as nicely towards Man Metropolis for his or her fifth objective from Riyad Mahrez – Phil Foden’s taking place and the ball has simply touched him on the hand and he can’t do rather a lot about it.
“Within the rulebook it’s the letter of the legislation, that’s the issue we’ve acquired. They’ve acquired to vary the legislation, absolutely!
“Widespread sense says it’s a objective, however within the legislation guide it’s handball, and it has to vary if we’re going to have any widespread sense left in soccer.”
And former Tottenham boss Redknapp additionally blasted the VAR’s intervention in Spurs’ defeat and agrees with Mourinho, whose job is now below extra scrutiny after his aspect’s newest defeat, with VAR partly responsible.
“It was a stunning resolution,” mentioned Redknapp.
“Because the boys have been saying, the foundations are farcical, they’ve acquired to be modified.
“What are you alleged to do? He will get fouled and somebody wellies the ball straight in his kisser from a few foot away… the entire thing was farcical.
“And Jose is correct in that respect, in that the referee shouldn’t be on the pitch anymore. He’s sitting up at Stockley Park watching the sport they usually’re refereeing from there now.”