Rangers couldn’t take their 1-0 lead into the break during the Old Firm derby on Sunday. Ryan Kent’s finish on 36 minutes was cancelled out by a shot deflected off Odsonne Edouard’s arm and into the goal. It’s safe to say Gers fans weren’t pleased, and some have called for VAR to be introduced in Scotland.
It’d be an understatement to say VAR’s implementation in the Premier League has been controversial, with marginal offside decisions such as Harry Kane’s disallowed goal on Boxing Day causing wide-spread anger among fans. VAR, if used properly, would have ruled out Edouard’s goal. For example, in the Premier League, Aymeric Laporte’s goal for Manchester City against Tottenham way back in August was disallowed for something similar.
Rangers posted the news of the goal on their Twitter account, simply saying “McGregor scores for Celtic with a deflected effort”. It was clear loads of fans were watching the game and saw the deflection, and many replied to demand VAR be implemented in the Scottish Premiership.
33′ – McGregor saves Christie’s penalty. Still goalless.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 29 December 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
— Cammy_RFC🇬🇧 (@W20CPW) 29 December 2019
Said it themselves if they had VAR it would be disallowed
— Rossinator (@TheRossinator) 29 December 2019
Where is VAR when u need it!!!! 🤷♀️💜
— Tanya D R 💜 (@tanyareid107) 29 December 2019
Var needed badly 🤦🏾♂️😖two games vs Celtic now
— The Kid (@Amarn_King) 29 December 2019
Off his hand. Where’s VAR when you need it?
— Tremayne M🌹🚩 (@TremayneMacdon3) 29 December 2019
We need VAR! what is the problem here?! I understanda that is disrupts the game, but I’m tired of this officials making poor decisions! Teams losing points, trophies & money. 2020, bring this ‘innovation’ to Scotland!
— Jenni Martin (@JMartinResearch) 29 December 2019
— Shanksy (@ShanksyRuns) 29 December 2019
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