Johnny Phillips: Slow-motion VAR replays need kicking into touch
The unsatisfactory application of VAR has risen its head in recent weeks.
It has been a difficult opening few weeks of the season for the PGMOL, but to their credit the organisation is attempting greater transparency with supporters by offering to explain its decision-making processes.
On Monday night I was at the City Ground to witness the controversial decision to disallow an apparent winner for Burnley, scored by Lyle Foster after some good build-up play by substitute Sander Berge.
Referee Rob Jones and his officials saw fit to let the goal stand but the VAR got involved and it was ultimately disallowed when Jones, having been sent to the pitchside monitor, concluded Berge handled the ball in the build-up.
It was an incredibly unsatisfactory outcome, reached primarily through Jones being shown slow-motion images of Berge’s actions.