If you have watched a Bundesliga, Eredivisie, Serie A matchthis season, you have certainly noticed a novelty in the world of football; VAR(video assistant referee) IntroducingVARYou know those close calls in Basketball or Hockey where referees areforced to watch the reply on a screen and then make the right decision, wellVAR is just about that, only in football.I’ll walk you through the whole process in 4 easy steps.1. A refereespots on an arguable situation or is seeing something but is not 100% sure.
2. Throughheadphones, he communicates with specialists who are watching the reply fromdifferent angles.3. Under thosecircumstances, referee can fully rely on what they are seeing or he can chooseto look the video for himself and make a conclusion.
4. Make thefinal decision.And you know what?! Research show that VAR is doing extremelysince its debut.
But what does implementing a new technology speaks about thedirection our beautiful game is going?For andagainst VAREnglish Premier League and French Ligue 1 representativestook this step much more carefully compared to others and are not fullyconvinced by the aid of VAR.The fear of football losing the charm is what drives thoseassociations into re-thinking this whole process. Above all, fear of change isa big factor when deciding for or against VAR technology.On the other hand, isn’t justice in sport what we are allseeking for!? Even if that means watching a reply video, pausing the game andnervously waiting for the final decision. What thefans think?Surprisingly, most of the fans look at VAR as a perfect wayto get to the right call even if that puts their team into the losing side ofthe decision.Of course it will take time for us, fans, to get used toanxiously waiting for referee’s decision while biting our nails and hope forthe best.
But hey! If VAR makes us sleep better after a tough defeat or abeautiful victory knowing that only a right call decided the outcome of thematch go out and do it. To sum up, VAR looks like an inevitable addition in thefuture of football and like it or not we’ll soon have to find a way and livewith it! Share the love and let us know your thoughts about thisissue!