Fuming Michail Antonio calls for VAR to be ‘binned’ following West Ham’s controversial disallowed goal vs Chelsea | The Sun

MICHAIL ANTONIO insists that VAR should be “binned” following the latest controversial weekend in the Premier League.

The West Ham forward believed his side had scored a late equaliser at Chelsea on Saturday.


However, it was ruled out after Jarrod Bowen was ruled to have fouled Blues keeper Edouard Mendy after a video check

That was not the only incident to make the headlines regarding VAR.

Newcastle were denied a victory over Crystal Palace when Tyrick Mitchell’s own goal was chalked off for a foul on Vicente Guaita.

The PGMOL then admitted on Sunday that both decisions were incorrect.

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That has led to huge debate about the application of VAR in the Premier League.

But Hammers star Antonio, 32, has left no doubts about what his feelings are about the technology.

He told the BBC's Footballer's Football Podcast: “It was a madness, that's what I am going to call it. An actual madness.

“I have said this many times. It needs to be binned.

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“As a player we all knew it [the incident] was nothing.

It is all about opinions – about the referee's opinion, about the fourth official's opinion and about the opinion of whoever is watching.

“If the referee makes a decision, then there is another person who goes 'that might not be the right decision'.

“He goes to the referee 'you might have to have another look at that.’”

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