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Nottingham Forest man gives his bold verdict on the big talking point in football

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Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has spoken out on the hot topic in football this week, after tweeting that he thinks VAR will ‘ruin football’.

The youngster took to social media following last night’s FA Cup clash between Chelsea and Norwich that had several controversial moments.

On one occasion, Chelsea forward Willian was booked for diving after a challenge in the box, however TV replays showed that the Brazilian was clearly fetched.

At this point, the VAR team should have intervened to tell the referee of his obvious error, yet they decided not to – much to the bemusement of those watching.

After that, Chelsea had a few more claims for a penalty that were reviewed but nothing came of them.

It followed a first in English football the night before when Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho had a goal awarded that was initially disallowed.

Replays showed the Foxes striker, who had been flagged offside, was actually onside and the goal was awarded.

That took 69 seconds as the referee spoke to those officials using the VAR and that length of time annoyed some fans, of which Worrall is clearly one!

The Verdict

The use of VAR is all about your opinion but it is interesting to get the thoughts of a professional footballer and it’s surprising to see Worrall is against the idea.

Given what is at stake, it’s natural to think all those involved in the game just want the correct outcome, which VAR should usually help with.

However, the Forest defender’s concerns are fair and we saw last night that players will try and influence the ref to look at the VAR and it could regularly interrupt the flow of a game.

What do you think about VAR? Do you agree with Joe Worrall? Let us know in the comments below.


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