Micky Hazard has blasted VAR after it controversially ruled out an early goal by Erik Lamela in Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup Fifth Round win against Rochdale at Wembley on Wednesday night.
There appeared to be little wrong with Lamela’s early tap-in, but the video assistant referee decided to disallow the strike for what may have been a foul by Fernando Llorente on an away side’s defender.
Hazard went on a furious rant on his personal Twitter account after the controversial moment at Wembley.
“VAR is making a mockery of football, complete waste of time literally, do not like or agree with it one bit,” he said.
Var is making a mockery of football, complete waste of time literally, do not like or agree with it one bit
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) February 28, 2018
That was not the end of the controversy as VAR tainted yet another game in this year’s FA Cup.
Referee Paul Tierney took an absolute age to award Spurs a penalty when Kieran Trippier was fouled and even though Heung-min Son netted the resulting spot-kick, the South Korea international was booked for holding his run up despite massive encroachment into the box by players of both sides.
Luckily for Spurs, they controversy did not stop them from booking a spot in the Sixth Round against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
Son netted in the 23rd minute before Stephen Humphrys ensured it would be level at half-time.
But a second-half hat-trick by Fernando Llorente, his first in English football, and strikes by Son and Kyle Walker-Peters were enough to see of the League One side in a snowy North London.
In other Tottenham news, Arsenal legend Ian Wright destroyed this £23million Spurs player after the win against Crystal Palace.
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