Soccer is now being ‘ridiculed’ by the legal guidelines of the sport, believes former Premier League striker Tony Cascarino.
One other controversial VAR choice noticed Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford have a purpose disallowed as a consequence of his higher arm being offside when his physique was nicely behind the 2 centre-backs he had slipped between.
The purpose would have put Marcelo Bielsa’s males degree towards Crystal Palace, who had taken the lead by way of Scott Dann.
However as a substitute the Eagles had been then in a position to get one other purpose – a splendid free-kick from Eberechi Eze – earlier than Bamford was in a position to get a authorized purpose to his identify.
Leeds did, nevertheless, finally go down 4-1 at Selhurst Park as a Helder Costa personal purpose and Jordan Ayew effort sealed victory for Roy Hodgson’s males on house soil.
The offside choice, although, has provoked fury with the brand new higher arm parameter coming in throughout the low season.
Many consider it’s an over complication of the prevailing legal guidelines, one thing talkSPORT host and former Aston Villa and Chelsea star Cascarino agrees with wholeheartedly
He stated on the Weekend Sports activities Breakfast: “Decide that’s fairly apparent. You don’t must make it difficult and begin going T-shirts and armpits, finger and toes. Simply make it quite simple.
“Clearly he’s onside. It’s a purpose. I don’t see how somebody pointing in a course makes the purpose disallowed.
“I discover soccer being ridiculed frequently by legal guidelines.”
“To me it’s ludicrous. I don’t have an evidence for half of it,” added Casc whereas lamenting the varied poor choices this season.
“I talked about penalties final week; I simply discovered it ridiculous how referees and officers can’t see when forwards are instigating fouls to get the rewards of a penalty.
“This week I see an offside, nicely, I say an offside, it’s not an offside.”