- 15 Dec 2017
The laws of the game are not built for VAR. There needs to be changes to make it workable. However, will this create a two-tier system as VAR based laws are attempted to be applied to the rest of the non-VAR world?I don't think many people are complaining that VAR is getting offside decisions wrong. They are complaining about the law and the rigidity of the VAR rulings. There has to be some margin for error, similar to the umpire's call in cricket. If a decision is too close to be seen live by the assistant referee, then his/her decision should stand.
The whole law needs reviewing any way, in my opinion. It's become far too complicated in practice. The Wolves decision last week was a prime example.