What on earth happened here?
Sean Dyche will have be pulling his imaginary hair out at half-time following this VAR calamity.
Burnley were 0-0 with Barnsley in the FA Cup Third round when an apparent stone-wall penalty was awarded to Burnely for a foul on Matej Vydra.
Sam Vokes was offside as the ball was played to Vydra, although the Welshman didn’t appear to impact play.
Vydra was hauled down and the initial call from Simon Hooper was a penalty for the Clarets.
The referee had everyone placed around the box and with Vydra half way through his run up, Hooper frantically started blowing his whistle.
The belated call was for offside which left the Burnley manager perplexed and angry – charging down the touchline like a prime-time Jose Mourinho.
Dyche had recently claimed he was a big fan of the video refereeing system.
He may well be eating his words after a first hand account of when VAR is not quite so smooth and in this instance, cost his struggling side a great chance for a 1-0 lead.
We did get to see the new technology used correctly in Manchester as Man United correctly ended up with a penalty after a bit of a scramble in the Reading area.
Both of these two instances are just further fuel on the controversial fire that is VAR.
The future looks… Confusing.
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