The Premier League has announced that when VAR is introduced next season, incidents which highlight the decisions the officials have to make will be shown on big screens inside the stadia.
That means necks will crane towards the ones inside the Emirates Stadium as we discover the penalty we thought we were going to get has actually turned into a second yellow card for a player diving his fool hole off.
In a statement released yesterday, they said, “The Premier League has created graphics which will be displayed on giant screens to explain any VAR-related delay to a match, and any over-turned decision.
“Additionally, if the VAR believes there is a definitive video-clip which helps explain an over-turned decision to fans, it will be broadcast on giant screens.
“In addition, the Premier League is investigating the possibility of messages and video-clips being viewed on handheld devices via an app.
“For clubs which do not have giant screens in their stadium, VAR communications will be made via a combination of PA announcements and messages on scoreboards.”
The only two grounds in the Premier League unable to screen the incidents are Anfield and Old Trafford who only have a couple of genuine Sorny CRT televisions rather than big jumobtron type things.
As for VAR itself, its implementation will cover ‘clear and obvious errors’ or ‘serious missed incidents’ when it comes to goals, penalties, straight red cards and/or cases of mistaken identity.
Andre Marriner was unavailable for comment this morning.