The sight of both Manchester City and Sheffield United fans – opponents – joining together and booing the VAR on Sunday evening summarized the general effect of the technology since its introduction to the English game.
Norwich City, Brighton and Crystal Palace have also had their own share of horrible decisions handled on their behalf by the man behind the screen.
It is not surprising then to see every match week end with calls to end the VAR madness in England.
Wolves were also on the receiving end yesterday as they got denied the all-important equalizer against Liverpool in a match that proved the Hamptons still remain the giant-slayers of the league as the Reds struggled to get three points off them. A sharp contrast to their 4-0 drubbing of Leicester City few days ago.
A total of 22 goals is being adjudged to have been lost since the season took off. No thanks to the horrible decisions by the virtual assistant referees who are miles away from the actual action.
It is also surprising how England does not have a side camera on the field for the main referee of the match to check up on considering that was the modus operandi in the last world cup in Russia and the controversies are nowhere near to what is currently witnessed in the Premier League.
Even the side who benefits from the decisions find it incredibly hard to defend the tech. Jurgen Klopp for example had no kind words for the virtual judge. According to the Liverpool boss, a side screen remains the best approach to the current mess.
At least before majority of the league or their fans start boycotting matches all in the name unfair decisions.
The Premier League just rounded up half of the season’s games and for all the current mess being created by the virtual referee, it will be in its best interest not to mess up season-deciders especially the relegation battle.
That might just start a civil war.