Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer has kicked against the Video Assistance Referee (VAR) over their decision to disallow West Ham’s goal against Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League game.
It was a big frustration for manager, David Moyes and his team to leave Stamford Bridge defeated after putting up much effort to get the equaliser, which they actually got.
VAR had deemed that Edouard Mendy was fouled in the build-up to Maxwel Cornet’s goal, though replays suggested that was far from the case.
And speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer said, “‘Minimum interference, maximum benefit’, was what we were told when VAR was brought in.
“It is as bad a decision as you will ever see…
“They [VAR officials] should be told to stay out of it. This was never ever, ever a foul. And I don’t think anyone who has played the game will agree with the VAR Jared Gillett and the referee Andy Madley.
“The keeper [Mendy] goes down because he realises he’s made a wreck. [Jarrod] Bowen just steps over him, he doesn’t interfere with the play.
“Why doesn’t he [Madley] stick to his decision?”