Well, whilst there may be some doubters, I think we can all agree how useful it would have been at Loftus Road yesterday afternoon.
Leeds United ??? against Queens Park Rangers, but it was the first goal of the game that had a lot of people talking.
In the 20th minute with the scores level, the home side had a free-kick just outside the area, and after Eberechi Eze’s shot was deflected off Luke Ayling, it struck both his body and his hand twice before Nahki Wells stroked the ball into an empty net and give the home side the lead.
And given that there is no VAR in place this campaign, there was no way for the decision to be overturned, and it was something that left the Leeds United fans on social media furious. Not only did they feel aggrieved because this decision alone went against them, but some used it as a microcosm of just how bad officiating is in this division, particularly against them.
We are cursed. So ridiculous ! Double handball how did no refs see that???
— LEEDS ARE GOING UP (@ihelpcp1) January 18, 2020
Double handball and incompetent ref
— Jay Sharked (@JaySharked) January 18, 2020
Never a goal in a million years. How many goals do inept referees give against us? Yet another o e
— Nick Swatton (@nickswatton) January 18, 2020
Disappointed but not surprised
— L (@Lewis_Nich) January 18, 2020
He’s practically caught it… but it’s against Leeds so it’s play on
— Brad Barrass (@Mav_92) January 18, 2020
Just the two handballs to knock it in, unreal
— DM (@1Donie) January 18, 2020
No arguement Phil. Cheated by the officials again
— Rub TheDub (@Rubthedub) January 18, 2020
It was blatant in real time. You dont need VAR to rule that out. What is the ref looking at? Wells looked almost embarrassed when he was celebrating. #lufc
— Cumbrian White (@Cumbrian_LUFC30) January 18, 2020
Are you a fan of VAR?
I wonder if a goal like that will be used as a catalyst for bringing VAR into the EFL in the future?