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VAR off to a shaky start in English Premier League

VAR off to a shaky start in English Premier League

13.8.2019

VAR off to a shaky start in English Premier League

The use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in the English Premier League bewildered fans and experts alike last weekend, prompting demands for change. The VAR system, previously used in England in the FA and League Cups, is supposed to eradicate any...

"What would be a massive improvement for me would be if the fans could actually hear what the referee is hearing from the VAR officials," Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun.

Former EPL referee Keith Hackett concurred about the need for more transparency in his column for The Daily Telegraph."My last plea, however, would be for an even greater emphasis on transparency," wrote Hackett.

"Innovations can be hard to gain acceptance - the more transparent and open the authorities are about how they are being used, and why, the better for everyone."

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