VAR stopped working in the Saudi League after stadium worker unplugs to charge his mobile instead.
A game between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh was stocked with controversies over the usage of Video Assistant Referee (VAR). One of the workers bizarrely unplugged the VAR device to charge his phone instead.
Al-Nassr went on to win the league clash thanks to a 49th-minute goal from Firas Al-Buraikan. When the referee tried to get the resolvement, the VAR failed to work properly. Following the full-time whistle, they came to know that it was down to the groundsman plugging on his charger.
Weirdest story of the day; VAR was stopped in a Saudi League match between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh, because one of the workers at the stadium unplugged the VAR device to charge his phone instead.
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) October 8, 2019
🇸🇦 In a Saudi League match between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh, VAR wasn’t working for some strange reason…
Turns out that one of workers at the stadium had unplugged the VAR device so that he could charge his phone instead 📱😂 pic.twitter.com/vpR96HtD0f
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 8, 2019
Arab territory has experienced a problem in this manner. But, VAR has been stirring controversy in the Premier League since it’s inception this season.
Before the culmination of the first international break in September, FA Panel revealed that the referees committed four clear and obvious errors. Despite that notion, it hasn’t improved over the last month and the board hopes to further enhance it to avoid further trouble.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho divulge opinions might vary, but he likes the ‘essence’ of the VAR.
“Of course, as a manager sometimes you receive a favourable decision and sometimes a disastrous one,” he said.
“I like the essence of VAR to reduce human error and we will all learn it and adapt to it, but I hope we will still maintain the raw excitement.
“Before, when a goal went in, I used to look at the referee, now I look at the screen!”