Since Liverpool’s controversial loss to Tottenham on September 30 in which Luis Diaz had a goal incorrectly disallowed for offside, public criticism of VAR and Premier League referees has hit a boiling point.
Last weekend, Newcastle scored a controversial winner vs Arsenal despite the fact that the ball looked out of play before the goal.
There was also a possible offside as well as a possible foul on Gabriel Magalhaes by the goal scorer Anthony Gordon.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta absolutely tore into the officials verbally after the game, labelling the decision to award the goal a “disgrace”. Arteta also said that he was “embarrassed to be a part” of the game.
The Telegraph now report that football lawmaker’s have begun talks to debate major changes to the VAR system.
The semi-automated offside system that has been introduced in other countries could be introduced next season.
The report states:
“Managers have been united in condemnation after a series of controversial decisions and Telegraph Sport can reveal that:
The International Football Association Board (Ifab) has begun a series of consultations over what changes should be made ahead of their first serious review of Var since its introduction seven years ago
The game still faces another year of VAR chaos, with trials of any proposed amendments almost certain to be carried out before they are introduced
There is growing confidence one change that will be made is the introduction of semi-automatic offside ahead in the Premier League ahead of next season.”