- Aug 26, 2014
I think what we need to avoid is allowing VAR to change the way the game is played. If that Pulisic goal was allowed to go on because the lino didnt think it was offside then VAR did well. If it was allowed to go on because the lino wanted to flag but cannot because it was close and so has to let the move play out to be reviewed by VAR later then football has become an absurdity.I think the solution is to stop thinking that VAR can solve every officiating problem on the pitch.
I want to see the linesman put his flag up and give offside if he thinks it’s offside. Otherwise, as others have said, you’re going to end up with a player injured chasing an attacker who should have been called off.
If VAR can’t help with that one, so be it.