The Professional Game Match Officials Limited(PGMOL) have claimed that VAR made two “crucial mistakes” during this weekend’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford F.C.
Video Asistant Referee made the blunder when Brentford’s Ivan Toney scored the equalizer in the 74th minute of the match. However, evidence have emerged that referee Lee Mason had forgotten to draw the offside lines in the build-up to the goal. Christian Norgaard who assisted Ivan Toney was found offside.
Another mistake happened at Selhurst Park when Pervis Estupinan’s goal was disallowed after the VAR check. Later it was found that the offside line was wrongly drawn.
PGMOL has recently released a statement that claimed:-
“PGMOL can confirm its Chief Refereeing Officer Howard Webb has contacted both Arsenal and Brighton & Hove Albion to acknowledge and explain the significant errors in the VAR process in their respective Premier League fixtures on Saturday.”
‘LEE MASON SHOULD BE SACKED’ AFTER VAR BLUNDER — KEITH HACKETT
Former Referee Keith Hackett have claimed that Lee Mason deserved to be sacked after his blunder during Arsenal vs Brentford match on Saturday.
Mason was the VAR Referee and made the mistake that allowed Toney’s equalizer. Hackett who was the English top-flight referee for almost two decades requested PGMOL chief Howard Webb to dismiss Mason.
Hackett informed the Mirror:-
“Howard Webb is now in charge of the PGMOL. One of the first things he should do is dismiss permanent VAR operator Lee Mason.
“This weekend, Mason lets another referee down by not disallowing the Brentford goal for offside. These are decisions that VAR should get right”.
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