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POLL: What changes would you make to VAR rulings in their current form?

Jake O'Donnell
Jake O'Donnell

01:49 10 Apr 2019


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The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was initially introduced to bring clarity to the game and remove the constant talking points over referee errors.

However, it seems when a big game arises so too does a discussion on the merits and faults of the new technology.

VAR was again the focus of discussion after Tottenham’s 1-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg victory over Manchester City on Tuesday night. The visitors were awarded a penalty early in the first half courtesy of VAR after a handball by Spurs defender Danny Rose. However, during live play there were no vocal claims for a penalty from City players.

Speaking on Tuesday night’s Off The Ball, Kenny Cunningham was unimpressed with the delays being inflicted on the game and argued that stoppages kill the atmosphere inside the stadium.

On Wednesday’s OTB AM, Johnny Ward defended the use of VAR noting that Tottenham’s goal against Manchester City which he said “could be one of the biggest goals in their history”, on another day without VAR could have been ruled for offside or the ball being out of play.

However, Johnny said he could envision a future where managers had a limited number of challenges that they could employ throughout the game when the referee was thought to have made a mistake.

How do you think VAR should be used in the future? Let us know in our poll below.

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