It's 2023 and four years on from its introduction, video assistant referees are still finding themselves in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons. The latest incident was the most calamitous yet, and it's led to renewed and impassioned calls to scrap the technology altogether.
Liverpool were VAR's victims this time, with Reds forward Luis Diaz seeing his perfectly good goal wrongly chalked off for offside. And, instead of rectify the error, as we were all promised would happen when the technology was brought in, the horrendous mistake was not corrected.
Why you ask? An embarrassing miscommunication. VAR officials Darren England and Dan Cook each both seemingly believed the on-field decision had been a goal, so they hurriedly gave referee Simon Hooper a big thumbs up to carry on as Diaz was so clearly onside.
It's a ridiculous error which ended up robbing nine-man Liverpool of a much-needed point. Perhaps the worst thing about the whole sorry affair is that although this is probably VAR's worst blunder yet, there is plenty of competition for that dubious honour.
Here are 10 of the refereeing technology's most glaring errors from its time in England before Saturday's gaffe in north London...