‘I refuse to watch football anymore’ – Spurs legend reacts to VAR penalty decision

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Tottenham legend Micky Hazard has joined several pundits and former players in blasting the decision to award Newcastle a late penalty after Eric Dier was deemed to have handled the ball on Sunday afternoon.

The changes to the handball laws have already led to plenty of controversial moments just a few weeks into the campaign but the decision to penalise Dier has been met with a particularly strong backlash.

Referee Peter Bankes overturned his initial decision and decided to award the Magpies a spot-kick despite Dier being less than a yard away from Andy Carroll and looking the opposite way.

Callum Wilson stepped up to convert from the spot to give the visitors an undeserved point, with even Steve Bruce admitting after the match that the new handball laws need revisiting.

Hazard took to social media to vent his frustration after the draw and insisted that he is ready to give up watching the game altogether in light of the decisions that are being made.

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Based on the reaction this decision has generated, it looks like it could indeed be the final straw in terms of the new handball rules. The laws need to be revisited as soon as possible as we cannot afford to lose any more of the season to this nonsense.

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  1. Yep, my brother and I voiced the same opinion about the stupidity of the new handball interpretations. We both said that the “handball” at WHL on Sunday ruined that game. We both said that it makes one want to quite watching football as IFAB ruins the game for millions of fans and multiple teams.

    The Man Utd game was even worse with VAR calling the play back for a penalty AFTER the referee had blown the final whistle.


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