VAR decided to crop up and hurt Leeds United during their game against Fulham, when it disallowed Luke Ayling’s first-ever Premier League goal after Tyler Roberts was deemed to have been offside in the buildup.
Now it didn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, they still went on to win the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Patrick Bamford and Raphinha, but given the emotional connection that the fans have with Ayling, it was just slightly annoying for them to see his magical moment taken away from him.
So when the club asked on their Twitter feed just what the fans thought of the technology, there were plenty of fans that wanted to vent their frustration over the technology:
“I think it has gone beyond the joke now. Its ruining a game I have loved for over 60years. Got to the point of not wanting to. So many good goals ruled out for someone’s nose hair being offside. Get rid of it”
Is VAR ruining football?
You wonder if perhaps there could just be a case of recency bias creeping in, because as this article from ESPN shows, they’ve actually benefitted from VAR more than it has hindered them this campaign.