"We once scored a goal against Villa and were said to be armpit offside. It sounds funny, we accepted it; but this time there is no armpit, nothing on the screen, we are not offside at all. "
"I don't know if we have VAR tonight."
"Today’s referee is really good, but Walker’s actions in the penalty area are obvious and this must be verified. They said they have checked, and I asked them if you only spent two seconds to check that action, you How is it checked?"
Since VAR was used in the game, I have not experienced such a bad weekend. After the just-concluded league games, Liverpool coach Klopp, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and Arsenal coach Arteta all conquered VAR. The scope of the crusade included "body-hair offside" and "unchecked fouls." ".
Among them, Liverpool obviously has the most to say.
In this round of the Premier League, the Merseyside Derby in the first round of the season started at Goodison Park. Everton, in good shape, drew with defending champion Liverpool. But in the game, Liverpool had too many grievances.
First of all, just 5 minutes into the game, Van Dijk was injured by Pickford’s attack and the cruciate ligament was injured. After VAR looked back and found that Van Dijk was in an offside position, Pickford was not punished. The action looks very exaggerated.
Secondly, after entering the stoppage time, Henderson scored the lore, but after VAR looked back, he gave Mane an offside penalty, but the still image given was very blurry, and the red and blue lines almost overlapped. together.
neither scored three points, but also paid the price of the main central defender's injury. The two interventions of VAR caused Liverpool to suffer huge losses, which is why Klopp was very dissatisfied after the game.
In fact, the so-called "body-hair class offside" is not a problem in theory.
In Saturday's "Match of the Day", Lineker said this: "We have lost the thing that'being in a parallel position is not offside'", but from a rigorous point of view, this is not the case. "
In the era without VAR, due to the limitations of human observation, there are indeed many situations that seem to be parallel. But now that you have VAR, you naturally have to make a more precise judgment on this parallelism. Suppose we set up 22 laser rangefinders at the bottom line, chasing the distance between each player and the bottom line all the time, then you will find that in the past, many people's eyes looked parallel, but in fact they were not parallel. In a true sense, it is possible Sex is very low and very low.
However, we cannot show the theoretical situation in front of the screen.
returned to Mane and made an offside penalty. If you can only give the audience this picture to prove that Mane is in an offside position, it is naturally absurd:
However, if the picture definition is higher, or it can be like the eagle eye of a tennis game, through the extreme magnification of the computer, it will give a picture where the red and blue lines do not overlap, or even improve it a bit, directly give the bottom line of the two The number of distances, then the "body-hair class offside" dispute will also be greatly reduced.
So, this is actually a problem caused by the definition of the picture or the limitation of broadcasting technology.
"They didn't see that Pickford's scramble action was a standard red card action, but they could look at this kind of picture and say it was offside."
In the show, Alan Shearer’s words are actually the biggest problem with VAR right now. According to VAR rules, only the referee can decide when to look back, and VAR can prompt the referee to look back. But after VAR, if you don't look back at Pickford's attack, Walker's foot lift, and the defensive actions of Getafe players, the significance of VAR will be greatly reduced.
In the era without VAR, league managers can also push this kind of omission to the head referee and bring out some objective reasons for insufficient manpower and blocked vision; but the current situation is that almost all broadcast footage in the stadium is the same. In the eyes of the referee, it is impossible to justify this kind of missed judgment.
What's more, there is no review procedure. Such controversy is putting the league managers on fire.
Therefore, there is actually a clear contrast between the two.
On the court, there are some penalties that are objective facts, such as offside. Offside means offside. No offside means no offside. In the past, the human eye error was large. Now with VAR, it must be admitted that the situation of getting more than half of the body as before is gone, and with the advancement of technology, it will become more and more accurate in the future.
However, there are still some penalties that are subjective judgments. The referee thinks your actions are reckless, that is a yellow card, and the referee thinks that your actions are violent, that is a red card. A situation like this is something that VAR cannot solve, because everyone's standards are different.
The embarrassing place now is that VAR has allowed the judgment of objective facts to be extremely accurate, and the armpits and big toe can be seen offside. This will make the omission of subjective judgment extremely serious, because everyone will say: "You made an offside judgment so carefully, but you have such and that kind of omission. Is this reasonable?"
Dealing with such questions, the league managers cannot answer. For the supporters of VAR, VAR can avoid most of the misjudgments. They will use various data to illustrate the importance of VAR, but a missed judgment will make these numbers meaningless.
Today, if you count from the Club World Cup in December 2016, VAR has been used in major competitions for nearly four years. It does reduce a lot of misjudgments, but it also brings a lot of controversy.
Abolish VAR and return to human observation. It is no longer possible in today's era of more advanced broadcasting technology. Not many viewers can accept the rough law enforcement 10 years ago, or even 2 or 30 years ago. But since VAR is used, it is necessary to accept the drawbacks and reduce problems. Improve broadcast clarity and technology, and don't let the red and blue lines overlap again. As for serious missed judgments, everyone will face a difficult multiple-choice question:
Want a smooth game process? Still have to be as fair as possible?
If you choose the former, you have to accept the way it is now. Many actions will be moved to social media after the game to ask why VAR doesn’t look back.
To choose the latter, you have to accept that the game is often interrupted by VAR, because there are countless actions, collisions and confrontations in football matches.
From a certain perspective, this is the sorrow faced by football practitioners and our fans.