Tuesday, September 5, 2023

‘F*** VAR’ – Liverpool fans incensed at no penalty after ball hits Nicolas Jackson’s hand in Chelsea box

Liverpool fans couldn’t believe their team weren’t given a penalty after the ball struck the hand of Nicolas Jackson in the Chelsea box.

An inswinging corner from the left by Dominik Szoboszlai was met by the Blues forward before the ball bounced out of play, however, replays show the ball struck Jackson’s right hand.

Is Jackson’s hand in a natural position?sky sports

VAR opted not to tell Anthony Taylor to give a penalty or to look at the incident himselfsky sports

Jackson’s hand was in line with his chest when it made contact with the ball and VAR reviewed the incident.

However, referee Anthony Taylor was not told to either award the penalty or review it on his pitchside monitor and play went on as normal.

It’s a decision that left a number of Liverpool fans incensed.

One fans said: “The most blatant handball you’ll see all season how was that not a pen?! #Lfc.”

This one added: “How the actual f*** is this not a penalty for #LFC? Just get rid of #VAR if it’s not even used for the clearest of handball penalties you’ll ever see.”

Another fan said: “How in the hell is that not a handball?? #LFC”

And this fan said: “F*** VAR, what a joke #handball #lfc #cheliv #epl”

Liverpool made a strong start to the Stamford Bridge clash and took the lead when Luis Diaz slid the ball home from a sublime through ball by Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool made a bright start and Diaz put them ahead on 18 minutesGetty

Chelsea improved after and Disasi got the equaliser shortly before half timeGetty

But Mauricio Pochettino’s men levelled matters on 37 minutes as debutante Axel Diasi scrambled the ball home.

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