‘Should we keep coming? What’s the point?’ – these are the words from a furious Wolves fan in Wayne Farmer, and there are plenty of other supporters who agree with him.
Following Wolves’ controversial 1-0 loss to the current club world champions, there has been much uproar about the use of VAR after Pedro Neto temporarily levelled the scores on the brink of half time. VAR was later used to rule out the goal, as it was decided by the officials that Joao Moutinho’s foot was deemed offside by the tightest of margins.
After that, Nathan Judah from the Express and Star spoke to some fans after the game, posting a video via a story of one fan, Wayne Farmer, who was furious about the decision.
Should the offside rules for VAR be changed?
Yes, it is not fit for purpose
No, we have to get used to it
Within his comments, he was angry about the fact Mane’s goal wasn’t ruled out for handball in the build-up and how Neto’s was overturned. He went onto argue that it is “ruining football”, and saying that they have “not had one decision” – you can see his rant in full here.
Plenty of fans agreed with the fan, saying that he summed it up perfectly, as you can read below…
Good job you didn’t spot me. Would’ve been unpublishable
— HUGEWolf (@HUGEWolf) December 29, 2019
Summed up perfectly. VAR has ruined football.
— Neil Skelding (@NeilSkelding) December 29, 2019
Fantastic , all wolves fans sentiments me thinks
— Gordon Smith (@SmithGews) December 29, 2019
Brilliant appraisal of the game about wolves play and more so about that bloody awful VAR. If this keeps going it will kill the game ………….. great vid pal and well said
— NorthEast Wolf (@neastwolf) December 29, 2019
What he said …we were by far the better side
— David Gannon (@DavidGa99247404) December 29, 2019
Totally agree with him that var needs smashing up it has robbed wolves every time
— mark williams (@markus2120) December 29, 2019
While it is hard to say whether or not Wolves have directly benefitted from the use of VAR, it has been the same for every club and they are still having a great season.
After 20 games, Wolves are seventh and just five points off the Champions League places, and have already played Manchester City twice, so they will be hopeful of staying within touching distance of Chelsea.