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“As a Spurs fan, I have to say…” – Lord Sugar reacts to the VAR controversy

By Mehdi Gokal -

Celebrity Tottenham Hotspur fan and businessman Lord Alan Sugar has expressed an interesting perspective on the controversy surrounding the Liverpool vs. Tottenham match that took place on Saturday.

The game ended with Spurs securing a 2-1 victory, but it was marred by contentious decisions that have sparked debate.

While the Curtis Jones sending off had split opinions with many pundits including Gary Neville claiming it should not have been a red, other decisions were blatant wrong decisions in particular the ‘offside call’.

Soon after the Jones red card, Luis Diaz had the ball in the back of the net to give Liverpool the lead but it was chalked off after the VAR claiming he was off despite him being clearly onside.

This caused big controversy post game and has become the talking point in English football since then.

Liverpool players, pundits, and journalist have all come out and slammed the decision. And now a Tottenham fan has also voiced him opinion on the matter.

Lord Alan Sugar, despite being a Tottenham supporter, took to social media platform X to voice his opinion on the matter.

Surprisingly, he sided with Liverpool, acknowledging that the goal should have been allowed and suggesting that this refereeing mistake could have far-reaching consequences for Liverpool’s season.

He posted:

“Spurs v Liverpool: As a Spurs fan, I have to say that Liverpool have a very good case to argue. Clearly their goal should have been allowed. The ramifications of that mistake could cost Liverpool at the end of the season.”

Liverpool has since taken a strong stance on the issue, calling on the PGMOL to release audio recordings of the referees’ communication during the incident.

TBH Says:

We may have benefitted from what went on during the game but we are all fed up of the poor officiating and it is about time the referees are held accountable for their mistakes.

If this leads to steps being taken to make the officiating more transparent then we are all for it.

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