Many Aston Villa fans have been fuming at the decision to rule Ollie Watkins offside in the club’s recent Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion.
While Dean Smith’s Villa did beat the Baggies 3-0 on Sunday, Watkins had found the back of the net in the 72nd minute. His goal though, was disallowed by VAR as he was judged to have been very marginally offside in the build-up to the goal (as per the Guardian).
Was Watkins' goal unfairly ruled out?
Watkins, who has found the back of the net six times in the Premier League this season, didn’t score in the game as Anwar El-Ghazi grabbed an impressive brace and Bertrand Traore also scored in the 84th minute of the tie. As a result, Villa are now ninth in the league with 22 points and are only four points behind third-placed Manchester United (as per BBC Sport).
Their next game will see them host Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. Despite the club’s win, some Villa fans were fuming at the decision to rule Watkins’ goal out as offside. They took to social media and made their opinions very clear about it.
What did Aston Villa fans make of the Watkins offside call?
That Watkins offside last night is still baffling. He gets absolutely no advantage from his position. The goal is all about the excellent cross from Cash and Ollie being in acres of space due.
— AVFC won a game of football! (@andrewstone85) December 21, 2020
— Craig Jones (@CraigJ1S) December 20, 2020
in what world is that offside? VAR is a shambles. first with Maddison today and now this?
— Alfie Smith (@AVFC_Smithh) December 20, 2020
Not enjoying this
— Kmac (@Mcsherry2No1) December 20, 2020
Killing the art of playing on the last mans shoulder
— Steve Vaughan (@SteveVaughan53) December 20, 2020
Those lines aren’t even parallel to the edge of the area. Absolute joke .
— Jonny Diamond #FBPE #Rejoiner🦁#RemainerNow (@jonnydiamond2) December 20, 2020
the clowns have drew the line for the West Brom player on the wrong line😂 how is this fair then🥴
— Sammy🦁 (@sevravfc) December 20, 2020
In other news, many Aston Villa fans have been fuming at Jake Livermore’s tackle on Jack Grealish – read more about it here.
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