Kevin Campbell is enraged by the standard of officiating in the Premier League after West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena saw his red card against Chelsea overturned.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker called the decision to send off the 29-year-old “an embarrassment” and said the English top-flight has become the “laughing stock” of Europe.
As reported by Sky Sports, Balbuena’s red card for catching Ben Chilwell on Saturday has been overturned on appeal.
Hammers boss Moyes told the BBC that the decision by referee Chris Kavanagh was “really rank” in his post-match interview.
Campbell questioned why Europe’s other leagues are experiencing far less problems with VAR than the Premier League.
“I hate VAR, to be quit honest with you,” he told Football Insider.
“We wouldn’t have to have appeals if VAR served its purpose.
“We can say that it is not VAR and that it is the people using it but it’s the same thing. How do they get the Balbuena one wrong? It makes no sense to me.
“It is an embarrassment. We are a laughing stock with these kind of decisions.
“Why do we officiate differently to the whole of Europe? I am fed up of VAR getting stuff wrong when it should be getting things right. Is it VAR? Is it the referees? It is all wrong. We need to look at Europe because they seem to get it right.”