Premier League are on the verge of introducing certain changes to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system. According to reports, Premier League have commissioned Hawk-Eye in a bid to inform the spectators about the technology. It is believed that the main idea is to provide more written information on the screens in the stadiums.
The changes in VAR would allow fans to know about every detail on the decisions being made by the officials. An example of this can be understood as, instead of the text reading "Checking Goal", the screen will display a message saying "Checking Goal, Possible Offside." These changes are likely to be discussed in the meeting that will take place on Friday, December 13, 2019.
It is believed that the changes would be effective from as early as December 21, 2019. Screens will display the incidents of the overturned decisions, but will not display replays until the decision is made by the officials. However, teams like Manchester United and Liverpool would not be able to introduce the changes. Old Trafford and Anfield do not have big screens, making it difficult for the implementation.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has declared that the two clubs must sort this out. Wenger was recently appointed as Fifa's Chief of Global Football Development. While speaking to the media, Wenger said that Manchester United and Liverpool do not have giant screens and expected that the clubs resolve this issue in future.
Premier League had introduced VAR for the first time this season. VAR takes a look at goals, penalties and straight red cards. This is possible even if the on-field referee has not asked for a review. The on-field referee can also refer to the VAR if they are not sure of an incident they have seen.
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