Lord Sugar reacts to controversial VAR decision in Spurs v Brighton match

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Former chairman Lord Sugar has taken to Twitter to share his reaction to Brighton’s controversial equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Kane had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot after thirteen minutes and Tottenham’s inability to push for a second cost them dearly when Tariq Lamptey equalised in the second half.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg protested following the goal that he had been fouled by Solly March in the build-up and replays of the incident appeared to show that the Seagulls player had made contact with the Dane rather than the ball.

Referee Graham Scott was advised by VAR to check the pitchside monitor to review the incident and even with the assistance of multiple camera angles, he remarkably stuck with his original decision and allowed the goal to stand.

The decision infuriated Sugar who claimed that Scott had bottled the decision and instead did not want to own up to the error he made in real time when he was positioned just yards away from the tackle with a clear line of sight.

Thankfully for Spurs, Gareth Bale came off the bench to head home the winner which saw the club move into second position in the Premier League table.

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  1. May as well abolish VAR if you have w*nkers in charge of the game. He should never be allowed to ref another Premiere League game in my opinion.

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