Some decisions are clear-cut but many are not – VAR seems to be adding to the confusion rather than providing clarity
No one wants to see a player sent off for an accidental foul, especially after four minutes of a game, but though it was possible to feel sorry for Harry Maguire against Burnley last Saturday it was almost a relief to come across a situation where everyone knew what the referee’s decision ought to be.
Maguire had to go, simple as that. His offence was considerably less heinous than that of Willie Young, the Arsenal centre-half whose shockingly cynical lunge at Paul Allen in the 1980 FA Cup final led to red cards being introduced for professional fouls in the first place, but the overall result was exactly the same. A goalscoring opportunity was unfairly lost through no fault of the attacking team.
Source: Football News
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