VAR shows footage of a car park during Israeli Premier League game


If there's one thing that fans of every team can agree on, it's that VAR has been a disaster so far. 

Lengthy delays, controversial decisions - the new technology has made watching Premier League football a bit of a nightmare. 

Those in the stadium often have no idea what's going on. 

It's a pity too, as video replays could potentially have a positive impact on the top flight. 

Yet VAR provided even more divisive moments in the latest round of fixtures. 

On Saturday, Sheffield United felt they were robbed of three points as their first goal was ruled out for the most debatable of offsides against Tottenham.

Then on Sunday, Pep Guardiola was left raging as VAR failed to properly address Trent Alexander-Arnold's handball - and therefore, a possible penalty, in the build-up to Liverpool's opening goal against Manchester City.

Mind you, it could always be worse. 

The 2018 World Cup catapulted VAR onto the global stage and it's been used around the world ever since, albeit to varying degrees.

Take this game in Israel, for example, between Maccabi Haifa and Baitar Jerusalem. 

In the 93rd minute, the referee went to the pitchside monitor to check claims of a handball inside the box. 

He was met with pictures of a car park. The camera was seemingly being held by someone walking through the parked cars. 

Fortunately, there was also a second camera which showed the incident in question. 

Maccabi Haifa were given a penalty and won the game 3-1. 

It marks just another case which is bound to be seized upon by VAR's critics. 

Some fans are already calling for it to be scrapped, at least in its current form.

It was supposed to take the controversy out of the game. If that was its aim, so far it has failed miserably. 

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