‘Goodness me’ – Gary Lineker sends out message to FA over Arsenal’s disallowed goal
Gary Lineker sent out a message to the governing body of football in England over the use of VAR after watching Arsenal’s goal on Sunday wrongfully get disallowed against Crystal Palace.
Many expected officiating in the Premier League to get better this season due to the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee.
However, the addition of VAR to refereeing has actually had the opposite effect so far this campaign with several unjustified decisions being made.
Arsenal first conceded a very controversial penalty kick which was initially ruled to be a dive by Zaha.
And after recovering from Crystal Palace’s fight back to score a winning goal late in the game, Sokratis’ strike was then ruled out by the VAR for no clear reason.
Following replays which showed how much of an atrocious decision it was from the man in charge behind the scenes, Gary Lineker added his suggestion.
According to the BBC pundit, VAR technology should not be used for nitpicking fouls just for the sake of it.
Goodness me, how have VAR disallowed that @Arsenal goal? That is not what it should be for. Ever.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2019