WorcesterWHU wrote:However if we have VAR the lino is 100% not putting that flag up; the game will be allowed to run and they'll check it afterwards. The equivalent in cricket is a tight run out - there's no point calling something so tight on the field when the technology is there to (hopefully) get it right thereafter.
According to commentary teams at the time, the World Cup officials were instructed not to flag offsides if they weren't certain and just let the VAR official call it.
But that begs the question, what are linesman doing waving their flag for decisions they aren't certain about?
This was the easiest and most straightforward of offside calls: the ball played forward to an advanced attacker. The only thing the lino had to judge was whether or not that attacker was beyond the second to last defender.
Due to the attacker and defender running in opposite directions, if looked very close then it was more than likely onside. So if the linesman thought he was certainly offside then he has misjudged very badly. It's funny how they don't misjdge that badly against the likes of Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea.
It's such a poor decision, I can only believe as another poster suggested, the lino was trying to appease some wrongfully aggrieved Leicester defenders from the earlier goal. Maybe the lino had switched off for a split second on that goal and was doubting his decision, or lack of.