While technology is often used as a tool to improve our lives, it, unfortunately, does also have it’s drawbacks if used incorrectly. This is evident with the 2019/2020 Premier League season with the inconsistent VAR decisions. Video Assistant Reefer, in theory, was designed to reduce human error by the referee on the pitch.
However, due to the improper use of VAR by human referees, it causes regular dubious decisions to occur and has lead to complaints by both players and fans. “Clear and Obvious” are the errors that VAR is meant to look for when the referee has missed or was unable to see any wrongdoing.
Although, since it’s introduction at the start of the season, VAR is often focused on milometer queries, and even sometimes wrongly overruling the on-pitch referee’s decision. To find out more information on this topic, the BBC provides more details on this controversial piece of technology.