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WATCH: Who needs VAR?! Ref watches fan's phone to reverse disallowed goal decision

10:48 GMT+3 16/09/2022
Referee fan phone goal VAR
The sight of referees using video footage to help aid decision making is nothing new, but those clips are not usually on a supporter's mobile phone!
  • Supporter seen recording the game
  • Match officials viewed video
  • Goal decision was overturned

WHAT HAPPENED? That, though, is the course of action that one match official has taken, with assistance from the sidelines hvaing been sought before reversing a call that initially saw a goal ruled out. The incident in question is said to have taken place in either Serbia or Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a man recording from the touchline delivering an alternative version of VAR.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: A trend may now have been unwittingly started, with it likely that supporters around the world will take to urging match officials to view phone footage once a supposedly questionable decision has been made!