Hall of Famer
- Jun 7, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Tottenham Hotspur
To be fair no one thinks Spurs are corrupt as that would mean that Levy would have to spend some moneyI would suggest maintaining the integrity of the game would be impossible for the following reasons:
1) It would have to be played in front of a full Spurs home crowd under similar weather conditions.
2) It would have to incorporate the exact same players that were on the field at the time you want the game restarted.
And that is just for starters. Even then, how can we guarantee that the players would be in the same physical condition as they were when the VAR decision was stuffed up?
In all seriousness, can you not see that there is no way the integrity of the game can be maintained no matter what approach you take?
The game cannot be replayed and will not be replayed. The best we can all hope for, and I say this in all sincerity despite our bickering in here, is that Liverpool put enough pressure on the powers that be so that we have more transparency regarding how VAR operates. For starters, every conversation between VAR and the match referee should be recorded and available to broadcasters and both teams.
I have no issue with Liverpool taking up the fight. My issue is the call for replays, the claims that Spurs are corrupt and were in on it and all of the other tin foil hat stuff doing the rounds. If the end game is that the operation of VAR changes for the better then that is the best result. But crying because you were on the end of a bad one and demanding games be played again, well man that is just reactionary nonsense. It is all swings and roundabouts. Not one Spurs fan suggested replaying the game when Son was sent off against some minnow team a few years ago, the red card rescinded immediately after the game and an apology made. We lost and we bitched about it. Magnificently so I might add. But not one person dived into the rabbit hole looking for some technicality that would facilitate a replay.