Fans plead for VAR after numerous incidents between Cardiff and Newcastle

first_imgPremier League fans have called for the introduction of VAR after a host of contentious calls during Cardiff City’s clash with Newcastle United.Video technology was used to help referees at the World Cup in Russia, even helping to award eventual France a penalty in the Final against Croatia. VAR was used to great effect at the World Cup in Russia Already the decision not to have VAR in the Premier League is looking inexplicable in the extreme. As everyone knows the issues with VAR relate to the errors made by those using it. The fact remains they make ten times as many without it. It’s the biggest No Brainer in football!— Mike Wilson (@Redsmail) August 18, 2018 #CARNEW this game could have really benefitted from some #VAR !!!!— Dan James (@dnjms) August 18, 2018 2 Isaac Hayden was shown his marching orders, but Harry Arter should have followed him Regardless to say, fans were left confused and enraged in equal measure at the lack of help afforded to the referee. Check out the best Tweets below! However, the use of technology is not available to referees in England, which fans believe is to their detriment.Referee Craig Pawson, who sent off Phil Jagielka for Everton last weekend, produced another red card for midfielder Isaac Hayden in the second half at the Cardiff City stadium.However, he only showed a yellow card to Harry Arter, despite replays showing the on-loan Bournemouth man producing a reckless tackle – arguably worse than Hayden’s.However, the main talking point was the awarding of a penalty in the 95th minute, despite seemingly hitting Sean Morrson’s arm outside the box. 2 Morning. EPL. VAR.— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) August 18, 2018 That’s a bad tackle but it’s not red. Standards of refereeing still as bad as ever in the @premierleague. Sooner VAR is sorted out for it the better. #CARNEW— AdamColton (@AdamsBapple) August 18, 2018 VAR was just used in football’s biggest tournament. What are the @premierleague so afraid of? Two poor red cards in a week for Craig Pawson.— 🚤 (@doctordecibels) August 18, 2018 Only Game week 2 and it’s obvious that the premier league needs VAR.— Alfred (@CallmeAlfredo) August 18, 2018last_img read more

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