Campbell slams Arsenal 'haters' after Lineker weighs in on flashpoint
VAR was “100 per cent” right to overturn the penalty awarded to Burnley against Arsenal on Saturday, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker said anyone who questioned whether the original decision was a clear and obvious error was “a hater”.
Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot after Aaron Ramsdale challenged Matej Vydra following a poor back-pass from Ben White.
However, after reviewing the incident on the pitch-side monitor he reversed his original decision.
On Twitter (September 18th), Gary Lineker claimed there was no clear and obvious error from the footage and suggested it should not have been overturned.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the flashpoint, “Who thinks that is not a clear and obvious error?
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“Ramsdale got the ball. It should never have been given as a penalty in my eyes.
“I’m someone who doesn’t like VAR but if you are going to use it that is an instance where you definitely use it. I don’t even think Ramsdale made contact with Vydra. He got the ball cleanly.
“It was the right decision, 100 per cent. The people who do not think that was a clear and obvious error are just haters. I have got to say it, they are haters. If it was against their team they would be up in arms.
“Ramsdale couldn’t have got more of the ball if he tried. It was a clear and obvious error.”