Wolves would’ve walked away with three points against Leicester away if VAR wasn’t a bad joke.
Phil Neville sucked up to the FA on MOTD 2 (Leicester Mercury), but Wolves had every reason to be irate.
VAR is a bad joke that will steal a lot of points from teams
The only goal in the 0-0 draw between Leicester and Wolves at the Kingpower Stadium came in the second half. Leander Dendoncker struck a bouncing ball home after Moutinho whipped the ball into the box from a corner.
However, the goal was disallowed after over a minute-and-a-half of reviewing from the VAR officials. VAR disallowed the goal because Dendoncker had first headed the ball onto Wily Boly’s arm.
BT Sport have marketed VAR as something that will resolve the beautiful game of blatant injustices that everyone agrees with, but Wolves’ disallowed goal was instead a 50-50 decision. No Leicester City fan would’ve chanted “1-0 to the referee” if Dendoncker’s strike was approved.
Referees have spoken about natural body positions and how players should stand with their arms always by their sides. If that’s the case then footballers should have their arms chopped off or wear straightjackets instead of jerseys. It’s an impossible requirement as arms and hands naturally leave people’s sides the moment they leap into the air.
Nuno is a perfect diplomat who will never say anything bad about the officials, but would VAR have chalked off Dendoncker’s goal if it was the winning strike for either Manchester City, Manchester United, or Liverpool? The answer is probably no.