Premier League commentator Jacqui Oatley has revealed what VAR allegedly told Simon Hooper when reviewing Luis Diaz’s offside goal.
The Premier League duel between Tottenham and Liverpool was full of VAR controversy, with two red cards and a last-minute winning goal adding drama to the match.
The decisive moment of the match came late in stoppage time when Pedro Porro’s fierce cross was fired into his own net by Joel Matip, but the two main talking points of the match occurred in the first half.
Just before the half-hour mark, Curtis Jones received a straight red card for a foul on Yves Bissouma following a VAR intervention.
Jacqui Oatley attempted to clarify what happens when incidents are reviewed by VAR from a commentator’s perspective, as minimal transparency is provided to fans before the match and those watching at home regarding the VAR. Next for If possible *red card emoji*, in this case it would have made sense to simply add: “the goal stands.
“No 7 onside”.This way it would have been immediately clear that he had misunderstood the decision on the field (i.e. he had blown the whistle for offside) and this error would never have occurred.”
Therefore, it appears that the reason why the error was noticed was due to the lack of communication between the referees as to what the original decision was and what exactly had been reviewed.
Following the discovery of this information, Liverpool issued a harsh statement to the PGMOL regarding their complaints about the decision.
Liverpool have also since made a formal request to listen to the audio from the VAR room to reveal exactly what led to Diaz’s goal being incorrectly disallowed.