Now, the Premier League has come to an agreement to use thicker lines when using the video assistant referee (VAR) to examine offside stops in the upcoming season. This will help prevent toe and forehead offsides.
The modification is strived to abolish more of the borderline offsides which led to massive complaints last campaign.
There were various examples where a player’s toe or armpit led to goals being ruled out, which fans and pundits felt was wrecking the sport.
EPL shareholders conducted a meeting and agreed to have that part looked at to reduce complaints.
Thicker lines are already authorized by football’s law-makers and already in use in the Netherlands.
Premier League referees’ board intends to improve use of VAR.
Premier League VAR survey
Mike Riley, the head of refereeing for the Premier League, also presented the results of a survey that asked Premier League managers, captains, and directors of football for their thoughts on video assistant referees (VAR).
That happened after it was agreed that there weren’t enough decisions made last season. This was done so that key people at clubs could help referees get better.
In spite of this inconsistency, it was demonstrated to the shareholders that the amount of time it took for the VAR to make a decision was, on average, shorter than the time it took during the previous season.