- Feb 5, 2014
Thats what I thought too. This tackle is obviously emphasized by the fact that VVD was injured quite badly. However, this is still a bad, reckless tackle which, had VVD not been offside, is a red card and penalty.I could be wrong but I'm assuming VAR didn't call this out as this happened after VAR had deemed a Pool player offside and hence everything that happens after the first foul (i.e, offside) is no longer under VAR's jurisdiction. Is this right? Because otherwise I don't see how that isn't a red card after VAR has looked at it.
The problem I have is that players get sent off for slaps to faces and the like after a play has ended because the ref has blown his whistle. So the same law should be applied for reckless tackles. I mean we saw Bilic get sent off a couple of weeks ago after the game has ended. These inconsistencies are really whats annoying about VAR.