Premier League clubs consider abolishing VAR

As the magazine “The Athletic” and Sky Sports reported on Wednesday, among others, the vote will take place at a meeting of the English elite league on June 6th. Accordingly, Wolverhampton has submitted a corresponding application, which, according to the British news agency PA, requires the consent of 13 of the remaining 19 clubs.

VAR has been used in the Premier League since the 2019/20 season, and there has been repeated criticism since then. The move comes after careful consideration and with the greatest respect for the Premier League, the referee committee PGMOL and the other clubs, the Daily Telegraph newspaper quotes a statement from Wolves.

“There is no blame – we are all just striving for the best possible outcome for football – and everyone involved has worked hard to make the introduction of additional technology a success. However, after five seasons of VAR in the Premier League, it is time for a constructive and critical debate about his future.”

The club therefore emphasized that the price “for a small increase in accuracy” contradicted the spirit of the game.

The Premier League confirmed members would discuss the video evidence. At the same time, she emphasized that she supports the effort and is working with PGMOL on continuous improvements for the benefit of the game and the fans.

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