It was a nightmare weekend for Everton fans, watching their side lose for the fifth time in six games, and now Dermot Gallagher has some questionable words to say about Brighton’s VAR decision.
The Toffees were 15 minutes away from securing their second consecutive victory, when Dominic Calvert-Lewin fired Marco Silva’s side into the lead after coming back from 1-0 down.
From that point on, it seemed Everton were more than capable of seeing out the rest of the game, but a perceived Michael Keane foul on Aaron Connolly turned the result on its head – with VAR gifting a penalty to Brighton for Neal Maupay to convert.
As the nightmare scenario continued, Lucas Digne’s last-gasp own goal put the nail in Everton’s coffin that afternoon, heaping even more pressure on the Toffees boss.
Indeed, supporters have been questioning that VAR decision to award the home side a spot-kick since the devastating loss – but now ex-official Dermot Gallagher has come out in defence of the decision.
Here’s how Everton fans responded to his verdict:
Of course he does
— Sam (@si1774) October 28, 2019
To quote Mandy Rice Davies “well he would say that wouldnt he”
— Peter O’Callaghan (@dorisgetsheroat) October 28, 2019
Like to know what he thought about the one for us and why it wasnt even checked
— Lower Gwladys Blue (@LGwladysblue) October 28, 2019
Totally disagree with Gallagher here. Of course he would say that. Didn’t expect him to be impartial and say anything less. @EvertonBlueArmy .
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) October 29, 2019
Actually he said the letter of the law means he was right. He refused to give his personal opinion implying he disagreed with the decision.
— Steven Taylor (@Stevexebra) October 28, 2019
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Clueless like the rest of them!
— tony_rutherford (@tony_rutherford) October 28, 2019