EPL referees to explain VAR decisions inside stadium

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The chief refereeing officer, Howard Webb, has revealed that Premier League referees could soon start explaining to stadium crowds and TV audiences why they have changed their decisions after visiting the VAR monitor.

These explanations would only happen when a referee has reviewed incidents on the pitch-side monitor.

It would not extend to VAR checks which do not lead to on-field decisions being overturned.

The change is subject to approval by the Premier League, although that is likely to be a formality for it to be introduced for next season.

“One of the things you’ll have seen maybe in FIFA tournaments, like the Women’s World Cup, is announcements from the referee once they’ve been to the screen.

“So we’re looking at that, we’re keeping an open mind about whether that’s something we could utilise in the Premier League.

“It would be really useful for the referee to be able to speak to all of the people in the stadium – [to explain] the rationale,” Webb said while speaking on Match Officials Mic’d Up.…Continue Full Reading.>’.

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