Outraged Fans React to Newcastle VAR Decision as Wolves Secure a Draw
VAR has once again found itself in the spotlight following a contentious penalty decision during the clash between Newcastle and Wolves. As the first half was drawing to a close in their 2-2 draw, Hwang Hee-chan was deemed to have fouled Fabian Schar, a key figure for the Magpies.
Referee Anthony Taylor signaled for a penalty, and VAR conducted an extensive review of the incident, ultimately upholding the initial decision. Callum Wilson took the penalty and successfully scored, securing his second goal of the match and putting Newcastle back in the lead.
However, the verdict did not sit well with many fans on social media, who believed that Wolves were unjustly treated and criticized VAR accordingly. One fan expressed their dismay, saying, “The penalty decision was absolutely deplorable. The Wolves player refrained from making contact, while the Newcastle player appeared to dive. Nonetheless, the penalty was given, and VAR seemed reluctant to overturn it.”
Another fan questioned the decision, stating, “How was that penalty awarded? Even more concerning is that VAR reviewed the incident repeatedly and still arrived at that conclusion. The Premier League is becoming a farce.”
A Wolves supporter had strong words, suggesting, “Don’t bother coming out for the second half. VAR has become a mockery at this point, and it’s time for someone to take a stand, especially after what transpired in the LIV-TOT match.”
A frustrated fan echoed the sentiment, asking, “How many times are we going to be robbed this season?” The ongoing controversy surrounding VAR in football continues to be a source of dissatisfaction for many.