VAR fails the football test in more ways than we could have imagined | Barney Ronay
The game is too emotional, and the experience within the stadium too important, for it to be reined in by a system that does not cater for either
One of the most striking aspects of the rolling-out of video assistant referees in English football over the last week is the almost daily reminder of the powerfully collegiate nature of referees. Gathered in significant numbers the refereeing community will come on like a particularly strident all-male lobbying group, flaring their neck muscles, explaining their judgments in that strangely tetchy technical language, asserting their right to be respected and supported with an air of lingering...
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