VAR means Video Assistant Referee : he is an assistant who on certain occasions defined by the regulation can intervene by providing the referee on the field with useful video indications to clarify a doubtful situation, such as an expulsion or a penalty – and at the Qatar World Cup 2022 could also come the automatic offside. There are those who prefer romantic football made of slow motion to Sunday night on TV, and therefore of a sport that has in human error (that of the referee) one of the its essential elements , there are those who think that technology can actually help, objectifying contexts which, otherwise, could alter the outcome of the game. In short, the VAR (or the VAR, the Accademia della Crusca leaves a small opening open even for a feminine declination) was created with the noble purpose of to see what that the human eye (of the referee on the field) was unable to grasp, or even to correct an error (equally human) . It is useless to blame the VAR, technology is never wrong .
😯 𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗜𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗜𝗕𝗟𝗘: hinchas de Gremio invadieron el campo de juego y destrozaron the cabin of the VAR
💥 Fue después de perder por 3-1 contra Palmeiras por el Brasileirao: el equipo está 19 ° y en zona de descenso pic .twitter.com / IWaNA4YCal
– Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) October 31, 2021
The fans of Gremio do not think so, the historic Brazilian club that, lately, is not getting along not good at all. It is penultimate in the standings, and everything goes wrong. Then it turns out that the spirits are so tense as to bring about thirty supporters to protest against a decision of the VAR who, at the 86 minute, had canceled the goal of 2 -2 for the Porto Alegre team in the match against Palmeiras second in the standings. A decidedly violent protest, given that the “fans” took it upon the VAR station destroying it and forcing the players to take refuge in the locker room (after having suffered the third goal, however, with the match finished 3-1 for Palmeiras).
The VAR has been approved by the International Football Association Board in 2016 and introduced on an experimental level the following year in some national championships, including Italy. In Serie A it was used for the first time ever in Juventus-Cagliari in the championship 2017 – 18 for the assignment of a penalty in favor of the Sardinians. It was developed to correct wrong decisions of the referees on the field, or to see what has escaped their eyes. There are those who do not approve – fans, yes, but also coaches and players – and there are those who think that technology may be the only solution for do justice on the ground. The same goes for the hawk eye, used in sports such as tennis and volleyball to virtually reproduce the trajectory of the ball and find out if it bounced off or inside the court, or for the instant replay of basketball and, to stay in football field, goal-line technology, used to check if the ball has entered (completely) inside the goal. not assigned, the only way forward seems to be to blame technology. Here it is not Gremio who lost, but reason.