The eager cameraman blamed Wolves’ erroneously unrecognized FA Cup goal against Liverpool
Wolves are told a keen ITV cameraman was responsible for why their winning goal against Liverpool in the FA Cup was disallowed, with officials claiming the VAR camera was zoomed in too far to see if the goal was offside stood or not
- Wolves drew 2-2 against Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup last week
- Toti Gomes had a late would-be winner disallowed for offside late on
- The decision was wrong and could not be adequately reviewed by VAR
- Officials have attributed the error to a cameraman who zoomed in too far
Senior officials blame overzealous cameraman for Wolves’ disallowed FA Cup winner rather than a shortage of VAR cameras.
Wolves were outraged when VAR Mike Dean was unable to check Toti’s late goal in the 2-2 draw at Anfield last week because Matheus Nunes was not caught by any of the ITV cameras used for VAR.
Furious head coach Julen Lopetegui sat down with new chief referee Howard Webb for 90 minutes to discuss the decisions.
Wolves were denied a late win over Liverpool in the FA Cup after a VAR error
Toti’s goal was ticked off due to an incorrect decision confirmed by the replays
It was revealed last week that FA Cup games, which are broadcast on ITV and BBC, used fewer cameras than Sky Sports used for Premier League games.
The refereeing panel PGMOL and broadcasters insist there were enough cameras to avoid the blind spot that occurred when Nunes recovered the ball from a corner and claim many of the cameras used by Sky at Premier League games were not used by VAR, e.g. B. dug-out cameras.
Footage released after the game appeared to show Nunes was not offside, including a tactical overhead camera not calibrated for VAR offside lines.
Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui held a 90-minute meeting with the officials after the game
Officials are understood to be frustrated that they and VAR bore the brunt of the criticism, with the Wolves Trust narrowly stopping by accusing officials of corruption on social media.
Officials say the cameraman focused on the 18-yard line, zoomed in too far and created the blind spot near the corner flag.
ITV sources insisted it was standard practice for match officials to require the 18-yard camera to zoom in on corners to spot infractions in the penalty area, such as kicks. B. pulling the jersey to capture.
They argue that such incidents are more common than the type of gate being disallowed.
Cameras not calibrated for VAR in game show the goal should have stood
The rerun will be shown on BBC 1 and the broadcaster is not expected to take any extraordinary measures to deploy more cameras to avoid similar controversy.
It is worth noting, however, that an entire VAR system can be rendered unusable if a camera exceptionally zooms in a little too far, leading to further calls for the introduction of semi-automatic offside.
Champions League and World Cup proven limb tracking technology records multiple positions for each player in real time, eliminating the need to draw offside lines.
Its use is due to be discussed at the general meeting of football lawmakers, the IFAB, this week.
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