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Yet another VAR decision successfully appealed: Southampton win Vestergaard red card case

Yet another VAR decision successfully appealed: Southampton win Vestergaard red card case

Southampton successfully appeal Vestergaard red

Southampton have seen their appeal to overturn the decision to send off Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard against Leicester City come back successful.

The Saints published a statement from The FA on their website:

An independent Regulatory Commission has removed Jannik Vestergaard’s one-match suspension following a successful claim of wrongful dismissal.

The Southampton FC defender was dismissed for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the Premier League fixture against Leicester City FC on Friday 30 April 2021.

This has led to a number of fans highlighting the number of red cards overturned through an appeal process, having previously been confirmed by VAR.

VAR in the mud?

It has been barely a week since the last Premier League VAR red card was overturned, after Fabian Balbuena was initially deemed to have dangerously tackled Ben Chilwell, in purely attempting to put his foot to the floor.

Many questioned where the Paraguayan was supposed to put his foot. Chilwell was deemed by the FA to have been in the wrong position.

Referees both past and present are seemingly struggling to grasp the situation. Just last Monday, former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher explained why he thought it was the correct decision to send off Vestergaard.

“The whole basis of whether this is a red card is whether it is a foul or not. There is no doubt he gets a nick on the ball, and the referee [Robert Jones] judges that he follows through with his studs and caught him on the ankle and is a foul,” he said.

“The minute he gives a foul, it becomes a red card because Vardy may not be in possession of the ball, but he can very quickly get possession of the ball because it is in front of him. If you see where the actual tackle is made, the ball is within Vardy’s playing distance.”

However, it turns out that Gallagher was also wrong, following the FA’s latest ruling.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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