VAR decisions could be shown on big screens in the Premier League next season — in a bid to ease fan tension, according to reports.
One of the biggest criticisms of the evolving technology has been supporter alienation, with man fans not having a clue what is going on, while TV viewers can see replays.
PA:Press Association4 VAR was used to rule out Craig Bryson's 'goal' for Derby against Southampton in the FA Cup and the result was shown on the big screen – but not a replay
News Group Newspapers Ltd4 Ref Anthony Taylor took 113 seconds to rule out Bryson's goal
The Video Assistant Referee was used to disallow Craig Bryson's goal for Derby against Southampton in the FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday night.
But many were puzzled as to why it was ruled out, with the Scottish midfielder's foot marginally offside, meaning there was no way fans in the ground could have spotted it.
According to the Times, officials are hoping replays on big screens would help make it obvious to supporters — who are forking out big money to pay for games — why a decision has been reached.
It might also help alleviate any potential flashpoints among fans over a decision.
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Reuters4 Old Trafford currently has no big screen, with the Premier League set to order all clubs to install them
Rex Features4 Anfield also does not currently have a big screen