Take a look at how Twitter reacted to decisions made by Fifa’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup.
Chile forward Eduardo Vargas’ goal in the first half injury time was disallowed after VAR was implemented, controversially ruling the forward fractionally offside as he ran on to Arturo Vidal’s through ball.
However, the VAR came to Chile’s aid late on when Vargas did get his goal after VAR overruled the linesman and adjudged Alexis Sanchez to be onside in the build-up, as Chile went on to win the match 2-0 over Cameroon.
Here are a few reactions to VAR’s decision-making:
This Video Assistant Referee is serious trouble o!! Guys will score now & postpone celebrations, because your goal may just not count#CC17
— Mozez Praiz (@Mpraiz) June 18, 2017
Video Assistant Referee should be scrapped! They are trying to make the game perfect! It’s not pure anymore
— Nkosinathi Shazi (@NkosinathiShazi) June 19, 2017
The Video Assistant Referee is still human. This isn’t going to eliminate mistakes, it will just give us a different kind of mistakes.
— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) June 18, 2017
Pepe scores for Portugal! But the video assistant referee has ruled the goal out for offside pic.twitter.com/bQGAM19sCu
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) June 18, 2017
That would be so much better if they followed Rugby & Cricket & allowed audience to hear conversation between video assistant & referee
— Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) June 18, 2017
People who says the Video Assistant Referee is disturbing the flow of football, which flow are you talking about the corruption flow?
— Ibhuda ye Gxekism (@comrade_zima) June 19, 2017
@lagostalks913 Video Assistant Referee is going to gradually kill the fun of football. Imagine football without offside goals. Boring
— Nwachukwu Chigozie (@donfigo99) June 19, 2017
That’s what it looks like. People are still getting used to it though. The reviews/recalls were very confusing in Chile vs Cameroon match.
— Subhasish Das (@bhuto) June 19, 2017
Professional soccer is a joke now. This new video assistant referee thing is a joke. Too much technology. #PORMEX
— Rodrigo Casteriana (@WallofUruguay) June 18, 2017