Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp both expressed their disbelief at VAR’s decision to rule out Harry Kane’s equaliser as Spurs crumbled to a morale-sapping 3-1 defeat at Bramall Lane last night.
VAR’s decision to rule out Harry Kane’s equaliser, which came immediately after Sheffield United scored their first goal, has understandably been the source of much controversy after the match.
Redknapp and Souness both pointed out that the deflection from Lucas Moura’s arm was unintentional and questioned why the VAR, Micheal Oliver, did not use his common sense.
Redknapp, in particular, was left in complete shock at the decision, with the former Spurs midfielder labelling it as one of the worst he has ever seen.
Here’s what the pair said about the decision during Sky Sports’ coverage of the game (Main Event at 18:47):
🗣"This is one of the worst decisions I have ever seen"
🗣"In the rule book, you will not see apply common sense"
Jamie Redknapp & Graeme Souness' brutal opinions on Tottenham's disallowed VAR goal pic.twitter.com/5ud7QPIa1w
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Spurs Web Opinion
It is unfair on Michael Oliver to put all the blame on him given how strict the new FIFA protocols are on handballs leading to goals. The application of the law in the age of VAR should really be the topic of debate. Irrespective of the decision, our performance on the day just was not good enough, both going forward or defensively. After two steps forward, this feels like a massive step up back, especially given the errors we made at the back.
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