According to an update from RMC Sport, the Champions League and Europa League could resume without VAR to prevent overcrowding with officials in the dressing room – prompting plenty of Sky Blues to react over the ‘ridiculous‘ update.
This report claims that the topic was discussed on Thursday during a UEFA Executive Committee’s meeting, with news coming out that the governing body may decide to discontinue the use of Video Assistant Refereeing until the recent pandemic has died down.
Could this VAR update be good or bad news for City?
VAR, in recent times, hasn’t exactly been kind to City on the big stages – with Raheem Sterling’s dramatic last minute ‘winner‘ at home to Spurs in the Champions League ruled out for offside, bringing the euphoric celebrations to a grinding halt.
Reacting to the news, plenty of City fans had their say over the development – find all of their best comments down below.Gabriel Jesus also had a last minute winner chalked off earlier this season in the Premier League, with the Brazilian netting against Spurs in the dying seconds only for his effort to be cancelled out through VAR.
Ridiculous. Now real will surely win on refs help and go through again
— Mohad (@mohamedamiin2) April 22, 2020
This has got to be a joke
— Trent Sigrest (@tsigrest) April 22, 2020
But that might help City, UEFA don’t want that.
— Graeme (@kennygraeme63) April 22, 2020
Just in time to ensure madrid go through with some very questionable refereeing
— BoyzInBlue (@BernardoControl) April 22, 2020
RM 3-0 win incoming!
— GW (@gwhewell0704) April 22, 2020
— Nemanja Kovačević (@nemanjanacke) April 23, 2020
But we’ll have 22 running around on the pitch touching each other 🙄
— ShellyandPep (@shellytheblue) April 23, 2020
So you can’t overcrowd the VAR room but 20 players can cram into the 18 for 7 corners. Perfect logo
— White Mike (@Mikael__Lucas) April 22, 2020