Lots of Newcastle United fans have been fuming at an image from the game against Burnley that emerged on social media.
The Magpies 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 Allan 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.
Did Newcastle deserve a penalty?
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.“
“It’s not VAR that is the problem, it’s the clueless clowns who are doing the VAR reviews who are the problem.“
“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 Academy.“