Liverpool came back from 1-0 down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League this weekend but VAR also spoilt their party.
The Reds scored two goals towards the end of the match to secure all three points but apart from this fine comeback, there is one more thing that has been grabbing all the headlines.
During the match, Roberto Firmino saw a goal being disallowed by VAR because he was adjudged offside. But now that the pundits, as well as the fans, have had time to analyse the footage, everyone things the Brazilian was onside when the ball was played meaning the goal should have stood.
The governing body though has been swift to come and defend the decision by tweeting: “Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net against Aston Villa and the decision was confirmed by VAR.
“The red line signifies Firmino and was aligned to his armpit, which was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender.”
While most people are busy bashing the officials for yet another controversial VAR decision, pundit Chris Kamara has come out to claim that the VAR deliberately made a wrong decision.
“I’m not happy with it, I’ll be 100 per cent honest with you,” Kamara said[as reported].
“In my opinion, this is made up, this has been made up by somebody at Stockley Park who’s decided they don’t want this to be a goal, and that is my opinion, and that is my honest opinion.
“From the naked eye you don’t need that calibration of dots or whatever to tell you, look at Tyrone Mings’ knee, Firmino is onside, right.
Liverpool fans looking at VAR after it rules out Firmino's goal for this apparent offside… pic.twitter.com/hODIRlhpVW
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“So you look at the yellow line and there’s a black line there as well. So they’ve done that there – that tells you that he was onside.
“So they change it round now to make it that Firmino is the black line and Tyrone Mings is the yellow line, as you can see now.
“But the line that comes up towards Firmino isn’t straight – that’s not a straight line, that’s an angled line. I put a piece of paper to it this morning haven’t I and I showed you – that is not a straight line.
“Get your rulers out, get your spirit level out. That red line is not a straight line. Now, somebody has decided to do that and I think they should be outed because that is not offside for me.
“That’s why it’s not a straight line, look at that paper, look how angled it is, that’s not a straight line.”