Reactions are pouring in after a series of controversial refereeing decisions in the first half between Tottenham and Chelsea.
– VAR was sold as a package that was supposed to be “minimum intervention for maximum benefit”. Maximum intervention with minimum benefit has long gone out of fashion. He must go, Lars Tiarnas wrote on X.
Alfie Haaland responded to this message.
-Are you kidding now? The match is going too fast for the referees. Need help, Abi Haaland answers.
Are you kidding now? The match is going too fast for the referees. need help.
– Alfie Haaland (@alfiehaaland) November 6, 2023
Tjærnås, an expert on Viaplay licensed to the Premier League, gave two thousand answers in the discussion.
But do they understand it now? This help has made referees very passive – and they often end up making mistakes anyway. Hence my main argument is that it takes away a lot of what we value. You should hardly be on the field for 90 minutes in any match 😃
– Lars Tijarnas (@tijaernas) November 6, 2023
VAR was involved in several situations in the first half of the London derby.
Destiny Udogie escaped a red card after a check. Chelsea were finally awarded a penalty after a long check. Initially their goal was disallowed for offside. But in advance, Tottenham goalkeeper Cristian Romero planted nails in Enzo Fernandes’ leg. It all ended with the goalkeeper being expelled. Chelsea won a penalty kick and tied 1-1.
-It’s terrible handling. It’s reckless! Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer was angry at the BBC.
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