Keith Hackett has claimed the decision to rule out a Wolves goal against Fulham for offside was “absolute nonsense”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former head of the PGMOL called on the Premier League to look at the Eredivisie and draw wider lines when judging tight offside calls.
In the first half of Wolves’ 1-0 win, the visitors had a goal chalked off when Daniel Podence’s armpit was adjudged to have been offside in the build-up.
Football in 2021 🙃
Wolves have just had a goal disallowed for THIS offside in the buildup ❌
Thoughts? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/sOXnLhMOsZ
— Goal (@goal) April 9, 2021
Podence was played in behind by Nelson Semedo before delivering a cross that was duly headed in by Willian Jose.
Asked for his assessment of the decision, Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “The point is under the current operation is that they’re shaping the outcome of the decision is accuracy.
“There is another good goal ruled out because somebody has got a toe offside.
“My biggest beef about this is the actual technology. When they play around with it as they’re playing around with it at the moment they show us a clip where somebody is offside because that’s what the law says.
“It’s nonsense. It’s absolute nonsense.
“For me, let’s do what the Dutch do and widen the lines. If you broaden the lines that are used he’d be onside.”
The decision threatened to overshadow the game before Adama Traore scored his first Premier League goal since 2019 to give Wolves victory.
The result leaves Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in 12th, 14 points off the top six and 12 points above the relegation places.