Referees’ chief Mike Riley has reiterated his commitment to protecting the match-going experience of Premier League fans.
The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been heavily criticised since it was implemented in the Premier League this season, but referees’ chief Mike Riley insists it is one of the most exciting things that will happen in football during his lifetime.
A fans’ group has welcomed Premier League plans to provide more information during video assistant referee (VAR) checks but has called for them to go even further.
Match-going fans can expect to be provided with more detailed information during video assistant referee (VAR) checks from next month, the Premier League has announced.
Referees’ chief Mike Riley is set to argue the case for continuing to use pitchside monitors sparingly when he makes a VAR presentation to Premier League chairmen on Thursday.
There were no strong objections to the way the video assistant referee is being used in the Premier League at a gathering of southern-based top-flight managers last week, the PA news agency understands.
Premier League managers will meet with referees’ boss Mike Riley on Thursday to discuss the video assistant referee system, the PA news agency understands.
Former referee Keith Hackett feels there is “a level of arrogance” coming from Professional Game Match Officials Limited and has labelled the application of VAR in the Premier League as “flawed”.