Premier League clubs to vote on scrapping VAR

Premier League clubs are set to vote on a proposal to end the use of VAR in England’s top flight ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The technology has endured its critics throughout the current campaign, with high profile mistakes occurring more often than is acceptable.

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The most high profile of all came early in the season when a Luis Diaz goal for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur was egregiously ruled out for offside due to miscommunication between the VAR booth and referee Simon Hooper.

Following a season of controversy, Wolves have now formally submitted a motion calling for VAR to be scrapped heading into the upcoming 2024/25 campaign.

Premier League clubs are now set to vote on the motion during the upcoming annual general meeting in June.

A statement from Wolves regarding the decision to put forward the resolution on VAR reads: “After careful consideration and with the utmost respect for the Premier League, (referees body) PGMOL and our fellow competitors.

“There is no blame to be placed – we are all just looking for the best possible outcome for football – and all stakeholders have been working hard to try and make the introduction of additional technology a success.

“However, after five seasons of VAR in the Premier League, it is time for a constructive and critical debate on its future.

“Our position is that the price we are paying for a small increase in accuracy is at odds with the spirit of our game, and as a result we should remove it from the 2024/25 season onwards.”

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