“I believe the angle the ref sees it you can say it is a handball, but then surely the VAR would get concerned, and it would take you 30 seconds to jog around and have a glimpse at this angle we’ve just viewed, and then I assume he’s received to give the objective.”
When questioned how many angles VAR get to look at, host Mark Chapman described “all of them” to which Benali claimed there was one particular angle that recommended the objective need to have been presented: “I imagine there’s 3 or 4 [angles] that could effortlessly back up Stuart Atwell’s first conclusion, and one particular that I would say that is pretty much at the rear of the purpose from the remaining-hand submit as you are searching at it from guiding, that is the a person you would say VAR need to say go and appear at it.”
Offered more proposed that the VAR ought to have instructed Stuart Atwell to pause whilst he went to seem at another angle of the incident. “I feel Franny [Benali] is speaking perception after all,” he claimed. “He’s observed a superior angle there. But glimpse, it is a difficult occupation for the referee, the angle he’s at he maybe thinks it is a handball, but there is no explanation why the VAR can not get in his ear and go ‘it’ll only take 30, maybe 60 seconds, just have a glance at this angle Stuart simply because you may well have got this improper.’ They really should get that suitable between them – it’s not a handball, it ought to be a target.”
Southampton had their individual VAR controversy with 15 minutes remaining as Adam Armstrong believed he had equalised, but he as well felt the wrath of the officers at Stockley Park when he was deemed to have also handballed, much to the irritation of the dwelling supporters.