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Sheffield United: Fans slate Michael Owen after he defends VAR decision

Sheffield United: Fans slate Michael Owen after he defends VAR decision

Sheffield United fans have slammed Michael Owen after he defended the VAR decision which ruled out David McGoldrick’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. 

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The goal was chalked off after the technology ruled that John Lundstram’s toe was marginally offside in the build-up, although it took three minutes and 47 seconds to make the decision.

Plenty of high profile pundits were up in arms about the call to disallow the goal, including Andy Gray who said that VAR was not “fit for purpose” (via @beINSPORTS_en).

But former England international Owen has been one of few to defend the decision and took to Twitter to question why so many people were unhappy about it.

On his official Twitter page, Owen said: ” I can’t believe the backlash VAR is getting from yesterday. I’m struggling to see what it got wrong. Previous weeks yes, but yesterday? The S.Utd offside was close but if a ball is 1 inch over the line we praise the technology. When it’s offside by 1 inch people go nuts. Why?”

Plenty of Sheffield United supporters have responded to the comments made by the ex-Liverpool striker, with most disagreeing with him and picking faults with what he said.

Here is what some have had to say…

Sheffield United fans, do you think the goal against Tottenham Hotspur should have stood? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

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