Hammers captain Declan Rice absolutely savages referee and VAR in mocking Twitter post after controversial West Ham defeat to Chelsea.
West Ham took a second half lead in Saturday afternoon’s clash with Chelsea thanks to a Michail Antonio tap-in.
The Hammers had been solid all game long but suddenly started to look shaky at the back with something to hold on to.
Chelsea took advantage when sub Ben Chilwell pounced on some horrendous Hammers defending and goalkeeping to nutmeg Lukasz Fabianski for an equaliser.
And there looked to be heartache at the death for West Ham when another Chelsea sub, Kai Havertz, expertly finished after more poor defending and marking from the Hammers.
Maxwel Cornet could and should have given West Ham the lead just before that goal but headed against a post.
And he thought he had made amends when he fired the ball into the top corner after the hapless Edouard Mendy pushed the ball into his path before pretending to be injured when Jarrod Bowen’s foot brushed his arm.
West Ham wheeled away in celebration and Chelsea’s players looked despondent believing their defensive mix-up had cost them all three points.
Enter VAR – which has become the scourge of the modern game – and those celebrations proved to be shortlived as referee Andy Madley was sent to the pitchside monitor before ruling out the equaliser.
Now Declan Rice has absolutely savaged the referee and VAR in a mocking Twitter post after the controversial West Ham defeat to Chelsea.
“That’s up there with one of the worst VAR decisions made since it’s come into the game,” Rice said on Twitter alongside a laughing emoji.
Rice’s post met with widespread agreement and he went further still with another post on Twitter.
“Can’t believe the referee has even been asked to go take a look at the monitor!” Rice added.
Enraged Moyes made a beeline for Madley at full-time, storming up to the official to remonstrate over the ludicrous call.
The decision is being dubbed the worst VAR call since the technology was introduced.