I suppose it wasn’t going to take long for the subject to rear its ugly head in our direction.
V.A.R has been a hot button topic all season in English football, and now Birmingham City have managed to get themselves embroiled in it after a controversial decision on Wednesday night against Millwall.
And Blues boss Pep Clotet has had his say on the matter, saying that he believes that V.A.R should be brought in to the Championship, because it has cost the Blues on too many occasions this season:
“A few situations this season have stopped us getting into a position where we would have had more points and been much higher up the table. When I say much, I mean much because everything is so tight you would think about six-seven points more. I don’t mind staying ten more minutes in the game but get the three points from yesterday because it was deserved.”
However, despite the uproar that it caused amongst the Birmingham City fans in the aftermath of the Millwall game, it seems as though V.A.R isn’t on the agenda for Blues fans at the moment as they slammed both the idea, and Clotet for even suggesting it in the first place.
Are you a fan of V.A.R?
Delete. Just sort the ref standards out
— Matt 冬下台 (@mattthomas97_) February 27, 2020
Don’t want It…. we don’t score many as It Is, well probably have half our goals ruled out because someone’s little toe Is offside!
— Kieran Lynch (@KieranBcfc89) February 27, 2020
Get over it, we’ve had plenty given that would be ruled out with VAR and opponents goals disallowed when good, VAR ruins the game.
— Gavin Harper (@GeeBeeHaitch) February 27, 2020
Just need better refs
— john sheppard (@sjohnmay) February 27, 2020
If they knew how to use var I would agree with him
— Oliver Hatton #TTAOUT (@HattonOliver) February 27, 2020
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Keep the championship as it is. Shocking statement..
— Greg Walsh (@GregWalsh75) February 27, 2020
Definitely not Pep
— Simon H (@SimonHick1977) February 27, 2020
I dont. Its taken a lot of the joy out of the game.
— Chris (@bluenose76) February 27, 2020
I wonder if views would be different if the team was in a promotion/relegation battle when every point counted?