Kevin Campbell is incensed by the officials decision not to send off George Baldock against Leeds United on Saturday.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said even “Stevie Wonder could see” that the 28-year-old’s challenge on Tyler Roberts was a red card.
The Sheffield United defender sent Roberts flying with a mistimed tackle in the first half, but referee Graham Scott, 53, took no action as Leeds ran out 2-1 victors at Elland Road.
Video Assistant Referee Jarred Gillett concluded that Scott made no clear and obvious error, much to the dismay of BBC Radio Leeds commentator Noel Whelan.
The incident led to the concussion of Baldock, with the right-back forced off at half time despite an initial assessment deeming him OK to play on.
Campbell if baffled by the decision not to take action and called for change.
“Do not get me started on VAR,” he told Football Insider.
“Look, Stevie Wonder could see that Baldock’s challenge was a red card.
“The inconsistency of the officiating is what is driving me and others mad. You see it, acknowledging it is not right and then what happens? Nothing.
“Come on, this is not right. This has to change.”
Speaking on BT Sport Score, ex-referee Peter Walton claimed he would not have given a red card to Baldock as “slipped” into the challenge.
He said: “I’d give the player [Baldock] the benefit of the doubt.”