Pundit suggests radical change on the cards after controversial Crysencio Summerville-Leeds United twist
Frank McAvennie has insisted ex-players should be involved in VAR after Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch was hit with an FA charge.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-West Ham and Celtic striker claimed nine out of 10 ex-pros would come to the correct decision if they were involved in the VAR process.
Marsch was shown a red card during Leeds’ 5-2 loss to Brentford earlier this month (3 September).
The 48-year-old was left angered when VAR denied the Whites a penalty for Aaron Hickey’s challenge on Crysencio Summerville.
The FA confirmed last week (6 September) that Marsch had been hit with an FA charge for his behaviour and he could face a touchline ban.
“I think they should get ex-players in,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Charlotte Cohen.
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“They’ve not got a horse in the race you’ll find. Ex-players just want what is best for football.
“I would say if you got ten ex-professionals in a room, nine would come up with the same decision, one would maybe argue about it.
“You can tell right away by looking at things. These idiots at Stockley Park get the lines out. If you get the lines out then you know it’s onside.
“It could be somebody’s toe. If someone’s a size eight and you’re a size 10 then you’d be offside because you’re a size 10. It’s stupid.
“I’m ranting now but I don’t like VAR. Everybody loved being in the pub arguing about the referee’s decision, now it’s VAR and we’re arguing about that.
“It wasn’t meant to be the talking point, it was meant to help the referee. It’s taking over football now and it’s wrong.”