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‘One of the worst’ ever: Declan Rice slams VAR after Chelsea vs West Ham controversy

The Hammers midfielder has spoken publicly on his side being denied a late point in controversial circumstances


West Ham United star Declan Rice has taken to social media on Saturday evening, to make his frustrations with the Video Assistant Replay system clear.

Rice and co, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

On the back of a difficult opening to the campaign, West Ham made the trip to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League clash, eyeing just a 2nd three-point haul of the term.

When all was said and done, however, once more, David Moyes’ troops were forced to face up to defeat.

This came after Michail Antonio’s opener just beyond the hour mark was ultimately left to stand as little more than a consolation, owing to late strikes on the part of both Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.

Chelsea’s eventual triumph, though, was not without its controversies.

As alluded to above, amid a pulsating affair in west London, drama reigned late on, as the evening’s visitors saw what looked set to prove a crucial equaliser ruled out.

After Maxwel Cornet rifled home into an empty net, an ensuing VAR check saw West Ham’s 2nd of the game ruled out, for what was adjudged to have been a Jarrod Bowen foul on Edouard Mendy:

Safe to say, though, few were in agreement with VAR’s eventual call at Stamford Bridge.

Instead, complaints, on the part of the Irons faithful and neutrals alike, have flooded social media, with one member of David Moyes’ squad having now too made his feelings clear.

As alluded to above, in a post on his official Twitter account a short time ago, Declan Rice risked the wrath of the FA, in labelling the call to disallow his side’s last-gasp leveller on Saturday, as ‘one of the worst VAR decisions made since it’s come into the game.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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