A number of Rangers fans have not reacted well to a tweet from the club (@RangersFC) confirming that VAR will be in use at Ibrox on Thursday for the Europa League last 32 clash against Braga.
The ‘Gers shared a tweet from UEFA (@UEFA) outlining how VAR can be used in its competitions, with the technology potentially called upon for four match-changing situations – goals, possible penalties, potential red card incidents and instances of mistaken identity.
In the Europa League, VAR is introduced from the beginning of the knockout stages, whereas the technology is utilised from the play-off rounds onward in the Champions League. It has also been introduced to the English Premier League this season, although not to everyone’s liking.
As noted by BBC, several managers and pundits have slammed the use of the technology, while several Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was livid after Harry Maguire was not sent off for a potential red card incident in their defeat to Manchester United last night, even after a VAR review (as per Daily Mail).
These Rangers fans on Twitter aren’t looking forward to VAR’s introduction for the knockout rounds of the Europa League:
Videos giving me the fear
— peter brown (@peterbrown__) February 17, 2020
after watching the Chelsea game I don’t want it
— Erin M🐘🦕 (@ErinM_xox) February 17, 2020
Hope it’s used better than it has been in the Chelsea v United game tonight, absolutely horrendous
— Derek Downie (@DerekDownie) February 17, 2020
I hate VAR so don’t enjoy seeing it on Thursday.
— pop 15 (@Gazzacusgxo) February 17, 2020
Terrible refs asking terrible refs for assistance on their terrible calls only to get the decision wrong anyway 😡😂😭
— 🇬🇧 Stevie G RFC 🇬🇧 (@Stevie_G_RFC) February 17, 2020
I bet any money that we get a decision against us after the last few weeks we have had
— PaulHallyburton (@ha11y6) February 17, 2020
Rangers fans, what do you make of VAR being introduced for the Europa League knockout rounds? Are you for or against the technology? Join in the discussion by commenting below!
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