Kevin Campbell is worried by the direction football is headed after Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford saw his goal controversially chalked off last weekend.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed “we are in trouble” when discussing the current interpretation of the offside rule.
Bamford saw his first-half effort controversially ruled out against Crystal Palace, VAR adjudged that he was offside despite replays appearing to show only his arm in an offside position.
Former Whites striker Noel Whelan was incensed by the decision on Saturday and suggested that all pundits regard the current offside rule as “ridiculous”.
Campbell is adamant that the goal should have stood and insisted that it was a “poor decision” for the officials.
“If that is offside that we are in trouble but we know we are in trouble anyway with VAR,” he told Football Insider.
“We know we are in trouble.
“As a forward you look at that and there is nothing you can do.
“It should have been a goal in my eyes but it wasn’t but sadly we have to get on with it.
“It was a poor, poor decision on the day.”
Leeds have since asked the Premier League and the referees’ body PGMOL to clarify the offside decision.
Liverpool have also appealed to the authorities this season, begging the question as to why Jordan Henderson’s last minute winner in the Merseyside derby was chalked off.
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