‘Is this really what football wants?’: Wolves chairman piles in on VAR ruling

Jeff Shi says league and PGMOL must react ‘to uphold integrity’Wolves had late equaliser ruled out for offside against West Ham

Wolves’ anger over the latest VAR controversy has prompted their chairman, Jeff Shi, to question whether the technology is “really what football wants or needs” and urged the referees’ body Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) to address concerns to “uphold the integrity of the competition”.

Wolves had a stoppage-time equaliser against West Ham on Saturday disallowed because of a controversial call. Max Kilman’s late header was ruled out after the VAR, Tim Robinson, advised the referee, Tony Harrington, to review the goal on the pitch-side monitor. The goal was overturned because the Wolves substitute Tawanda Chirewa was in an offside position and deemed to be clearly obstructing the West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski’s line of vision.

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