Eyebrows over Video Assistant Referee (VAR) were raised again during the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. During the 28th minute of the game, Hotspur striker Giovani Lo Celso tackled Cesar Azpilicueta which turned out be nasty. At the first view, it seemed like the Argentine striker might well receive the red card. However, that didn’t happen despite the decision going upstairs. Azpilicueta himself was furious over VAR’s decision and agony was clearly seen on his face. Nevertheless, the incident didn’t have a great impact on the match as Chelsea registered a 2-1 triumph. However, the escape of Lo Celso didn’t go down well with Twitterati as they slammed VAR. Chelsea Promise to Ban any Manchester United Fan Making Homophobic Chants.

The incident occurred when Azpilicueta was trying to send the ball away from Celso’s reach. While doing so, he dived while kicking the ball and the Argentine Striker landed on Azpilicueta’s leg right leg with his spiked shoes on. The ugly collision between the two also injured the Spanish mid-fielder and he was forced to leave the field. VAR reviewed the footage from different angles and took a lot of time for giving the verdict. However, to everyone surprise, Lo Celso escaped from getting punished. Later, VAR agreed that they made a mistake as the Argentine striker should be handed a red card. However,  Netizens were still not amused by the referee’s call and here’s how they reacted.

Fans Are Unhappy!!


New Rules in Demand!!

More Criticism!!

Questions Over VAR!!

Speaking of the game, Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso looked at their prime in the game as they both struck a goal apiece and put their side on the driver’s seat. Érik Lamela was the lone striker for Hotspur when Antonio Rudiger accidentally deflected the ball to Chelsea’s net. With this win, Chelsea consolidated their position at the fourth position while Hotspur are placed one place down.

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