Patrick Bamford has lambasted the VAR after the controversial decision not to allow its target for the defeat of Leeds United 4-1 at Crystal Palace, with the striker saying that the new laws are “ruining football.”
While ultimately well beaten Leeds at Selhurst Park, the score was 1-0 in favor of palace when Bamford thought he had drawn his side level. However, a check of VAR ruled against Leeds – with Bamford will consider in an offside position when latching on to a pass from Mateusz Klich.
Images showed that Bamford was the arm that was beyond the last defender, and was ruled offside.
A change to the law handball ahead of this season, which allows players to score in the top of the arm, VAR meant Bamford deemed offside.
“I do not understand the rule,” Bamford told the BBC. “You can check with your arm. It makes no sense. It has happened to me today, but I have seen it many times.” Ruining football. Want to see goals. so it was discarded for something like this is silly.
“Even the referee could not make sense of it. When players and officials can not make sense of it … Does it make sense?”
In what is their first round campaign in the Premier League since being relegated in 2004, Leeds made a bright start to the season, but have lost three of their last four games and currently sit in the bottom half of the table. the 4-1 score does not make positive visualization for supporters of Leeds, but Bamford thought it was a significant improvement in the loss by the same scoreline at Leicester City, and feels the international break will be good for the team.