Danny Mills was baffled by VAR’s decision not to overrule Spurs’ opener against West Ham after the ball deflected off Davinson Sanchez’s arm in the build-up.
The former Leeds United and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, heavily criticised the way in which Video Assistant Refereeing is being applied in the Premier League.
David Moyes was incensed on Tuesday night as VAR decided not to disallow Tottenham’s opener despite what appeared to be a clear handball.
A Giovani Lo Celso corner deflected off Davinson Sanchez and ricocheted off the inside of Soucek’s leg into the bottom right hand corner of Lukasz Fabianski’s net.
Mills could not believe his eyes but insists it is not the technology that is the problem but rather those who are operating it.
“I just do not understand VAR anymore,” he told Football Insider.
“I do not understand it. The people running it, I just do no get it. It is as simple as that.
“It seems to change week in, week out. The protocols are changing every match.
“VAR was brought in to eliminate inconsistency but it has just made it more inconsistent from what I can see.
“The technology is not the problem, it is the people running it.”
The match finished 2-0 and David Moyes did not hold back in his post-match interview: “I can’t believe they’ve ruled that as a goal.
“Whoever it was on VAR tonight, didn’t do his job right because he didn’t abide by the rules we were told we are supposed to play to.”
In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie has told Football Insider substitutes against Spurs were “disgraceful”.
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