Declan Rice Calls Out English VAR For Disallowing Goal   
Declan Rice

Declan Rice Calls Out English VAR For Disallowing Goal   

Austin Papi

West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, was shocked to see his side's equaliser against Sheffield United ruled out as handball.

West Ham had suffered their first defeat of David Moyes’s resurgent reign with a 1-0 loss at Bramall Lane.

Substitute for West Ham, Robert Snodgrass seemed to have secured an all-important one point for the visitors with a stoppage-time goal but in the build-up to the goal, there was an unintentional handball from Rice which was spotted and subsequently disallowed.

Rice, who spoke after the match, was devastated. He claimed that every English Premier League player was also tired of the antics of the Video Assistant referee (VAR). He took to his official Twitter handle to respond to a tweet from Liverpool legend and defender, Jamie Carrager.

"I totally agree carra. He’s headed the ball onto my arm?! where am I supposed to put it if I’m in a running motion? Really don’t get it, gutted," Rice tweeted.

When interviewed by SkySports News after the match, he said:

“I don’t think it’s just me, I think it’s the thoughts of every Premier League player – I don’t think pretty much anyone wants to have VAR in the game,” he added on Sky Sports.

“There have been so many decisions this season that have been absolutely crazy.

“They (Sheffield United) are celebrating VAR like it’s a goal, football shouldn’t be like that. The emotion there the West Ham fans showed when we’ve equalised late, that’s real emotion. They’re celebrating VAR.”

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