Another VAR Controversy As Employee Disconnects The Technology To Charge Phone During A Match
It seems that every day comes with another example of VAR failing to do it’s job or mistakes still being made despite the technology being introduced.
It’s easy to forget that before the system came into play, had constant headlines referee had made bad decisions costing teams and abject refereeing performances.
There are various examples of the system not working properly and causing controversy. There was a report from Marca claiming that certain images had been altered in one game to ensure a certain decision was reached, while another game prompted calls for a replay after a penalty was incorrectly given.
The recent Man United vs Arsenal game gave a good example of the system working properly, after the assistant had failed to spot the 6″3 figure of Harry Maguire standing literally yards in front of him and disallowed a goal.
But it appears the game has reached the absolute peak of VAR shambles
A report from The Middle East claims that a game in the Saudi Arabian league was affected because somebody unplugged the system to allow them to charge their mobile phone instead
Because it happened in a fairly minor league, it probably won’t gather a big deal of attention. Could you image the absolute chaos that would ensue if this happened in a Premier League game?