Manchester United legend slams VAR on social media after England faced a 2-1 defeat to USA in Women’s World Cup semi-final round.
England faced USA in the first semi-final round match of the Women’s World Cup, but failed to beat them despite having a phenomenal campaign in the tournament.
However, England came near to equalize the score by 2-2 in the last phase of the match to get into the extra time, but a fine offside spot by VAR denied Ellen White’s second goal.
At first it seemed as a fair goal, but White was fractionally offside to compel the referee to consider the goal illegitimate, hence, it surely annoyed former Red Devil Paul Scholes to talk about the issue he has with the technology.
The Former English International took onto social media to complain about the rule and mentioned he now has to wait for minutes to celebrate a goal.
VAR is complete bollocks!!!!!!!” he wrote.
“Can’t even celebrate a goal at home in front of the telly without being worried…can’t wait for the new Premier league season ffs 🙈🙈🙈”
“How can anybody celebrate a goal with confidence…it’s rubbish!!” he further wrote.
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It signals that the 44-year-old retired midfielder is not in the favour of the inclusion of the technology. Similarly, many people are also still not ready to accept the technology, as they feel it stops the intensity of the game.
Further, VAR gained another criticism last night, after England were rewarded a dubious penalty by the match official in the second half of the game, even though the Lionesses missed to convert the advantage later.
It will be interesting, when VAR will make its debut in the Premier league next season, and we can expect further discussions on it, with Scholes participating in it.
How twitter reacted
Scholes:#VAR is complete bollocks!!! How can anybody celebrate a goal with confidence…it's rubbish. Can't celebrate a goal at home in front of the telly without worried…Can't wai for the new @premierleague season ffs🙈🙈🙈#USAvENG #WomensWorldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/iFOoOjFemP
— Shamsuddeen Hassan (@shahimknight) July 2, 2019
Scholes ranting against VAR on Instagram
— Tabish (@10tabish) July 2, 2019
VAR makes me hate football. https://t.co/bkBkNcG8Qm
— Wayne Scholes (@WayneScholes) July 2, 2019