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‘VAR has modified soccer’ – Tony Cascarino slams know-how after West Ham are robbed of draw in opposition to Sheffield United

‘VAR has changed football’ – Tony Cascarino slams technology after West Ham are robbed of draw against Sheffield United


Tony Cascarino says he can be ‘fuming’ with VAR if he was nonetheless taking part in, telling talkSPORT the brand new know-how is ‘completely affecting soccer’.

West Ham are the most recent group to return a cropper of VAR after they had been robbed of a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United within the Premier League on Friday night time.

David Moyes was leaping for pleasure on the touchline after Robert Snodgrass appeared a seize a dramatic level with a stoppage-time equaliser at Bramall Lane, just for the objective to be dominated out for a harsh handball.

Declan Rice was penalised by VAR in injury-time for an unintentional handball
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The ball struck Rice within the build-up to the objective, ricocheting up off his arm at point-blank vary after a problem from a Blades defender, simply moments earlier than his go put Snodgrass by on objective.

The brand new handball legislation states that any objective scored or created with the usage of the hand or arm shall be disallowed ‘even whether it is unintended’.

However Rice was offended on the resolution, ranting to reporters after the sport: “We’re fuming. All of the lads are furious. It’s a kick within the tooth.

“I feel they’re the ideas of each Premier League participant, not simply me – just about everybody doesn’t need VAR within the recreation.”

And talking on Saturday’s Weekend Sports activities Breakfast, Cascarino stated he had a proper to be offended and believes the introduction of VAR has modified soccer perpetually.

“I feel from day one firstly of the season there have been too many outrageous [decisions],” stated the previous Chelsea striker.

David Moyes was shocked after his West Ham facet had been denied a late equaliser by VAR
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“And as a lot as we are able to say,’ that’s the legislation so it’s handball blah blah blah’, it’s completely affecting soccer.

“The foundations are contradicting one another.

“Watching an opponent head the ball to you from half a yard away whereas attempting to shut him down, how will you give that as handball?

“I simply discover it wonderful. If I used to be a participant, if I used to be Declan Rice, I’d be fuming and I feel any Sheffield United participant can be fuming if that occurred to them.

“The referee has to recognise that was clearly unintended.

“It’s not deliberate, it’s completely unintended, and when you have a look at how shut the 2 gamers are when it occurred, how will you say that it was handball?

“Incidents like this are so outrageous, I don’t know the place soccer goes.

“Soccer goes to alter and VAR will get it proper, it should get higher finally, nevertheless it has to present gamers extra leeway, it has to.”