5 things the Premier League should do to improve VAR

Tottenham Son Everton

The tide is turning against VAR in the Premier League. It has, so far, been a colossal failure on every front; whether slowing the game down or increasing the amount of time we collectively spend arguing over decisions, VAR has made worse everything it was supposed to make better. 

Rather than control every variable or mechanise the sport, VAR has highlighted football’s fundamental subjectivity; has accentuated its glorious flaws. To err is human. VAR’s attempts to pin football and examine it are failing because sport, by nature of being played by humans, is emotional; ephemeral; abstract. 

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