Gary Neville has shared his own VAR theory after spotting what referee Simon Hooper did following Liverpool star Luis Diaz's disallowed goal against Tottenham. The former Manchester United defender was on commentary duty for the fixture which featured a number of controversial decisions.
Liverpool had two players sent off during the game as Spurs found a late winner after Joel Matip turned the ball into his own net in the last minute of injury time. However, the main talking point in the game was Diaz's ruled out goal following a VAR review.
ESPN reporter Dale Johnson revealed what happened between the match officials and VAR officials during the review — with the PGMOL releasing a statement apologising for the incorrect decision. A statement issued by the referees' body read: «PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool.
»The goal by Luiz Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials. This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene. PGMOL will conduct a full review into the circumstances which led to the error."
Johnson detailed the string of errors in a social media post, which read: «So the VAR, Darren England, checked offside thinking the onfield decision was 'goal'. It was a quick offside check because it was clear Diaz was onside, so he told the referee 'check complete'. In telling the ref 'check complete', he is saying the onfield decision was correct.
»So the 'human error' by the VAR team is getting the onfield decision wrong. Not by failing to draw lines etc. The lines were drawn and Diaz was clearly onside. The huge,Read on football.london