Loads of Everton fans have been reacting to a decision made by VAR in the Merseyside derby involving Jordan Pickford.
According to The Athletic, VAR checked the challenge made by Pickford on Virgil van Dijk which forced the Liverpool defender to go off with an injury, but did not deem it worthy of a red card.
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It was a subjective decision made by David Coote and while Van Dijk was deemed offside by the on-pitch officials, ruling out the possibility of a penalty kick, Pickford could have still been sent off for serious foul play, despite the ball not technically being in play.
Whether it was a red card offence or not is up for debate, but it did not stop several members of the Goodison Park faithful slamming Pickford for the challenge.
At this point in the game it was already 1-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s team thanks to a very early goal from Sadio Mane from an Andy Robertson cross, and so a red card given to the England international may well have changed the entire course of the match, with the game finishing 2-2 in the end.
Everton fan reaction to VAR decision on Pickford challenge
These Everton supporters on Twitter reacted to the VAR decision not to give Pickford a red card for his challenge on Van Dijk, with some fairly mixed responses:
VAR is the best thing to happen to football ⚽😂
— Laf. P (@Paul34088722) October 17, 2020
That makes two of us then
— DW (@_Danny_Wells_10) October 17, 2020
Lets all be honest. Its insanity
— L🐶 (@liaminho) October 17, 2020
Clearly got the ball. Great tackle.
— JF (@JayEffOhWhy) October 17, 2020
keepers clatter outfield players all the time, and it’s hardly ever given as anything. not sure what the fuss is about.
— $1M_Missing_Score (@Missing_Score) October 17, 2020
Pickford got the ball first and was then in an awkward collision. Nothing to see here.
— John Syme, #GTTO, I Can’t Breathe (@Scotscouser) October 17, 2020
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