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Everton: Fans react furiously to referee Dermot Gallagher’s VAR verdict

Everton: Fans react furiously to referee Dermot Gallagher’s VAR verdict

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:

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