West Ham midfielder Declan Rice says no Premier League avid gamers need the Video Assistant Referee gadget broken-down after his side had been denied a unhurried equaliser at Sheffield United.
Robert Snodgrass’ injury-time effort became once dominated out by VAR since the ball struck Rice’s arm in the build-up.
Hammers boss David Moyes also insisted the target, which would occupy made the rating 1-1, will must occupy counted.
“We are fuming. The total lads are furious,” mentioned England midfielder Rice.
The law referring to handball states any diagram scored or created with utilizing the hand or arm shall be disallowed “even supposing it is unintended”.
Rice, talking to Sky Sports actions, added: “I’ve correct watched it wait on. He has knocked the ball into my hand. While you happen to’re running alongside with your fingers adore that with the principles as they are in truth it is handball, but it with out a doubt is now not intentional. It’s a kick in the teeth.
“I occupy they are the thoughts of each and each Premier League participant, now not correct me – fairly well-known all individuals does now not need VAR in the game.
“There were so many choices this season which were completely loopy. They had been celebrating VAR like it became once a diagram and football might perhaps well well perhaps gentle now not be adore that.”
Moyes, who suffered his first defeat since returning as West Ham supervisor, says it became once “a in truth honest diagram”.
“Anyone who has played football or been across the game knows it became once a honest diagram,” he told BBC Sport.
“From my point of behold, and the these that gaze football, the selection is now not lawful.
“I’d now not order I’m a astronomical fan [of VAR] but we having to come wait on to phrases with it. Individuals which occupy played football know when it is now not lawful and tonight is with out a doubt this form of scenarios.”
Moyes added: “Whoever checked it I occupy obtained it unpleasant attributable to it became once a in truth honest bit of play by Declan Rice – where would you place your palms, tie them in the wait on of your wait on?”
‘Blame the handball law, now not VAR’
The handball law became once modified after some high-profile targets had been scored by the unintended exercise of a hand final season.
Used England striker Michael Owen says avid gamers might perhaps well well perhaps gentle “quit lazily blaming VAR for the total lot” as it “merely enforces these recent rule adjustments”.
Alternatively, on Twitter he mentioned the recent handball rule is “an absolute shaggy dog memoir”.
“Strive teaching a baby the handball rule,” mentioned Owen.
“It now relies on where you are on the pitch, whether or now not the attacking or defending crew handles it, most continuously whether or now not it is intentional and most continuously now not. We now occupy now obtained a diversity of handball principles, which is madness.”
Moyes says there is a movement to alternate the handball rule and believes the International Soccer Association Board (IFAB) desires to be taking a seek at the law.
“At the 2d there is a immense advertising campaign to envision a seek at and alternate this ruling,” he mentioned. “It’s likely you’ll perhaps well order they are looking out for to alternate the offside rule as nicely.
“There are many things we’re now not ecstatic with. There might perhaps be part of it where it can most likely well hit yet any other defenders’ arm and it can most likely perhaps well perhaps now not depend as a penalty kick.
“I’d be greatly surprised if of us in IFAB weren’t ex-managers or ex-avid gamers but it with out a doubt appears like it is a law that no person is de facto enjoying that well-known.”
Sky Sports actions pundit Gary Neville says it is a law he does now not yelp “any professional footballer most recent or old wants in the game”.
“VAR is nothing to assemble with that diagram. I’m now not defending VAR but it with out a doubt spots it and applies the rule of the game,” mentioned the old Manchester United and England defender.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, whose side occupy had more targets dominated out by VAR than other Premier League crew this season, has been a critic of the gadget.
“I occupy for David [Moyes] and the avid gamers. The identical component has took bother to us a pair of events,” he mentioned.
“Rapidly as they scored, no-one became once taking a seek at it but I felt for the opposition – it is the identical moans and groans as we now occupy had in the previous.”
VAR and handball rule response
Lee Hendrie, old Aston Villa midfielder, on BBC Radio 5 Are dwelling: “Except VAR will get these decisions correct – which in this case I occupy it has – you are going to have the opportunity to correct gaze the emotion and pleasure being taken from the game and all it is doing is making of us mad.”
Snatch Inexperienced, old West Ham and England goalkeeper, on BBC Radio 5 Are dwelling: “Wow, wow, wow! It be impossible. Talk about of VAR taking the emotion out of the game – that became once the most illustrious 2d of the game! The selection is immense. Huge in the season and a huge 2d in the game.”
Your response on #bbcfootball
Kieren Rees: That ridiculous law desires to be binned from next season, particularly attributable to they cannot even be to gaze handballs in Watford video games – three opposition targets they occupy overlooked.
Robin Smidt: Why are fans and pundits complaining about VAR? It got right here to the agreeable choice because the handball law is there for a cause. Own emotion out of the selection and also you are going to gradually come to the agreeable solution.
Tom Maurice: Absolute self perception, Sheffield United the better crew but to occupy a diagram dominated out adore that is an absolute shocker. VAR is ruining football.
Ian, Sheffield: By making an are trying to envision away controversy they occupy merely made the handball rule more controversial The thought for handball desires to be the identical no matter the wretchedness in the game.
Sandra, Merseyside: What an advise, advise VARce!! The ‘rule’ is ridiculous and desires to be modified…..somebody might perhaps well well perhaps gaze it became once a ball pushed onto his arm/hand! No longer continuously a advantageous, deliberate handball! You correct cannot occupy fun a diagram from now on.
Lewis, Leicester: You know the video games long gone when Dean Henderson is celebrating VAR on his Twitter. Soccer is for the time being coming 2d after VAR. Our sport is a shaggy dog memoir at the minute. I severely would comparatively gaze the Championship than the Premier League, where football is football and nothing else.
Glen, Bristol: All these complaining about VAR would presumably were calling for it final year. I occupy actually supporters don’t adore their crew dropping.
Tom, Sheffield: The handball rule is a shaggy dog memoir, it does now not make sense. Alternatively as a Blade I will’t bitch with a call (sooner or later) going our diagram, with so many in opposition to us in old video games.