Another controversial moment
Premier League football fans are calling for VAR to be implemented in England’s top flight after Javier Hernandez scored a goal with his hand against Fulham.
The Video Assistant Referee system has been a much talked about subject for what feels like an eternity now.
It was a humongous talking point during the World Cup when football fans got to see it within top-level football for the first time.
After what was seen as a successful test, VAR started to be implemented across football.
VAR is now used in the Champions League and was actually a huge talking point this week for all the wrong reasons.
Manchester City conceded what was arguably a harsh penalty, despite the incident being reviewed by VAR.
Though, Premier League fans are actually bemoaning the lack of VAR in England tonight.
More like ‘Cheatchirito’…
That is because West Ham’s Javier Hernadez scored a goal that simply should not have stood.
The Mexican forward looked initially to have nodded into the back of the net from two yards out.
However, on further inspection, the ball actually misses his head and Chicharito uses his hand to push it into the back of the net.
The referee’s position makes it difficult for him to see it, while it’s probably too far and difficult for the linesman to spot.
Though, if VAR was in the Premier League, it would have picked up on the incident and the goal would not have been allowed to stand.
#WHUFC are level, but they’re given a helping hand by Hernandez to get their equaliser.
Do we need VAR?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 22, 2019
Social media reacts
That was the opinion that several Premier League fans took to social media to explain.
Despite the troubles VAR has been through in some of its tests, many believe it is needed in England’s top flight and soon.
Some people still don’t think we need VAR
— Rob (@THFC_Rob16) February 22, 2019
VAR is needed urgently in this league. This is a joke https://t.co/hYcQWBD1uB
— D Y A N I (@tdyani) February 22, 2019
You really can’t complain about Chicharito’s goal if you don’t have VAR.
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) February 22, 2019
If we had VAR that goal would have been ruled out, that’s exactly the reason why the premier league needs it..
But we need a solution where it doesn’t take the referee 5/6minutes to make the decision
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 22, 2019
VAR can’t come sooner. That’s clearly handball. #WHUFUL
— Slabhead Ultra (@Ports_02) February 22, 2019
Another prime example of why VAR is needed… this time it helped us but it’s still garbage #WHUFUL
— Michael Montanye (@Montmich) February 22, 2019
EPL needs VAR next season
— Dayo (@ZeeROGBA) February 22, 2019