Graeme Souness has delivered a quite frankly absurd assessment of the VAR call that went against West Ham during our defeat to Chelsea.
The Hammers went 1-0 up with about 30 minutes still to play against Chelsea yesterday.
The West Ham players thoroughly deserved their lead in fairness. They defended very well in the first-half and came out with more attacking intent during the second 45.
Thomas Tuchel’s side came back into it though with goals from Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.
Maxwel Cornet smashed home immediately after Chelsea’s second goal to tie the scores at 2-2. The goal was ruled out by VAR though after West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen was adjudged to have fouled Chelsea goalkeeper Édouard Mendy.
It really was an awful decision and hurt so much. We may not have deserved to win the game but we certainly didn’t deserve to lose it.
The PGMOL have accepted that disallowing the goal was the wrong decision.
Every single pundit vented their frustration at the goal being disallowed at the time. All apart from one that is…
Graeme Souness delivers West Ham VAR verdict
Souness was speaking to talkSPORT this afternoon and amazingly suggested that the referee and the VAR officials got the decision to disallow the goal right:
“First of all, Jarrod Bowen stumbles. When he gets to the goalkeeper Mendy, his right foot is showing six studs to the goalkeeper. That to me is endangering the goalkeeper. The reason that happened is because he stumbled. For me, the referee got it right.”
Just ridiculous isn’t it!
What planet is Souness on, seriously?
Literally everybody involved with the game, including some Chelsea fans, agree that Cornet’s goal should have stood.
It was a farcical decision – one that has become far too common in today’s game.
An apology from the PGMOL in the aftermath of the shocking VAR decision means nothing to West Ham now.
These officials need to start facing punishment for their awful performances. Without repercussions, nothing will change.