VAR ‘killing’ football by trying to make it an ‘exact science’
Fulham boss Scott Parker is well and truly fed up with VAR following another night of controversy in the Premier League – and talkSPORT pundits wholeheartedly agree with him.
Josh Maja’s equaliser for Fulham against Tottenham was harshly ruled out on Thursday after replays showed the ball struck Mario Lemina’s hand, which was by his side and within point-blank range, condemning the Cottagers to an undeserved 1-0 defeat.
VAR’s microscopic approach to decisions is sucking the life out of Premier League football, according to Parker, who saw his side denied a valuable point in their bid to beat the drop.
“We are trying to make the game so pure and sterile and trying to control every single phase or moment to an absolute T and that is where the problem lies,” he said.
“We want to see goals and excitement but I am sorry to say that VAR is killing every part of that. You are losing the raw emotion of the game we absolutely love.”
talkSPORT pundits Darren Lewis and Ian Abrahams are in absolute agreement with the Fulham manager.
VAR was introduced to remove controversy from the game, but while neither goal last night would’ve drawn much attention, the technology itself has become the talking point yet again.
Neither Fulham nor Chelsea gained much advantage from their letter-of-the-law infringements – and it’s likely opposing fans would’ve barely noticed unless VAR placed the goals under the microscope…..read more