Date: 12th April 2021 at 12:15pm
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Lots of Newcastle United fans have been fuming at an image from the game against that emerged on social media.

picked up a 2-1 win over Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Sunday, helping them create a bigger gap between themselves and 18th placed Fulham. While Jacob Murphy and Saint-Maximin scored for Steve Bruce’s men, there was a VAR flashpoint in the game, too.

Clarets defender James Tarkowski came up with a high boot in the box when the Magpies were attacking and he cleared the ball from in front of Sean Longstaff’s head. Despite the high boot, Bruce’s men weren’t awarded a penalty.

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NUFC Chronicle relayed a tweet about this, carrying an image of Tarkowski’s high boot and the VAR talking point involving Scott McTominay and Son-Heung Min in the game against Tottenham and Manchester United. Many Newcastle fans were fuming at the decision to not give them a penalty.

What did NUFC fans make of the Tarkowski high boot?

“VAR has ruined football for me.

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“It’s not VAR that is the problem, it’s the clueless clowns who are doing the VAR reviews who are the problem.

Credit: @Fozzie94

“This was ludicrous, both the fact that it wasn’t immediately a penalty and that VAR failed to award it. Then a foul was given in our box for a virtually identical incident. Compounded by theatrics from Lord Harry’s Diving .

Credit: @HutchinsonTony

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