Video: Rio Ferdinand blasts VAR decision over Danny Rose ‘handball’

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Dom Le Roy

Rio Ferdinand has called for UEFA to overhaul the way in which the VAR replay system is used by bringing in those who have played football to review the decisions.

The former England defender was speaking at half time following the decision to award Manchester City a penalty in the Champions League quarter final first leg at the new Spurs stadium.

VAR’s intervention saw referee Bjorn Kuipers alerted to review Danny Rose’s block on Raheem Sterling’s shot and the official pointed to the penalty spot, which thankfully Hugo Lloris saved the resulting penalty from Sergio Aguero.

Ferdinand was insistent that it was not a penalty and claimed that the people making the decisions do not understand football.

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