wolf359 wrote:NO - it will just favour the big teams and will be used as another tool to preserve the status quo
Up the Junction wrote:How?
atletico madrid - juventus, first leg of CL quarter finals. atletico 2-0 up, chiellini flops while morata heads the third in (or something similar). goal was ruled out but that was a blatant dive. can't remember much noise about it either.
wasn't there another iffy handball in a man utd - psg game?
firstly, you can choose whether to use VAR or not. the rule states that it has to be an "obvious" mistake by the ref. which is subjective in itself. that allows to review more episodes against the big teams.
secondly, you can decide that there was "contact", cos there always is, and then arbitrarily and subjectively determine that contact was enough for a foul. or wasn't.
the same mechanisms that skew decisions towards the big teams now will apply with VAR.
if anything, the presence of someone without a face in a control room makes it easier to script a game, or a whole season.