Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand are in agreement that VAR must be "put in the bin" after yet another controversial intervention in a Premier League fixture.
The incident in question occurred during West Ham's clash with Chelsea on Saturday evening, when Fabian Balbuena was sent off following a lengthy check.
The centre-back's studs connected with Ben Chilwell's leg as he followed through his hoofed clearance with 10 minutes remaining at the London Stadium.
Referee Chris Kavanagh was summoned to the pitch-side monitor and subsequently decided the offence warranted a red card, leaving the Irons a man down as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat.
David Moyes described the sending off as a "rank, rotten decision" after the match, and his view was shared by pundits Ferdinand and Lineker.
"VAR needs to be put in the bin now," former West Ham defender Ferdinand wrote on Twitter.
"We've tried it and it’s s***. Get rid. It's slowing the game down and sucking the emotion out of the game."
Does VAR need "putting in the bin"? Have your say in the comments.
Lineker quoted Ferdinand's tweet to voice his consensus over the solution for VAR, writing: "Agreed. They won’t get rid of it, of course, but they really should."
Examining the incident in depth in another tweet, the Match of the Day presenter wrote: "He [Balbuena] kicked the ball and followed through normally, not dangerous, not reckless, in fact it’s not actually a foul.
"Have another look in normal speed, not slow motion replays, and come back to me…actually no need to come back."
Earlier on Saturday, Lineker hit out at the decision to rule out Newcastle striker Callum Wilson's late equaliser against Liverpool.
Even though the goal was chalked off, Joe Willock would go on to score with seconds remaining, with Lineker claiming "justice" was served.
"I’d say that was justice," he wrote. "VAR is the next thing that needs sticking in a giant bin alongside the ESL [European Super League]."
Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip.
Source: Read Full Article