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Paul Robinson has said that he couldn’t believe that Patrick Bamford’s goal was chalked off for Leeds against Crystal Palace.
He said it was the “most ridiculous” VAR decision in a long line of bad decisions that have been made since the technology was introduced.
Robinson also claimed that the goal was disallowed at a vital point in the match and could have been a game-changer. Leeds went on to lose 4-1.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “They just seem to be constantly changing the rules, they’ve been tweaking them all season, and we seem to be going so far away from the game that we know and that we love watching.
“The Bamford decision was the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. Someone’s arm pointing. It’s not offside.
“For him to be running like that and pointing… we’ve seen some ridiculous VAR decisions in the past but this one was the worst of all.
“At that time in the game… it was a real key time for Leeds. It was a great goal, great finish and it could have been a game-changer.
“I just can’t see how they can give offside for that – pointing in the direction of where you want the ball. It’s just absolutely bizarre.
“It’s one of the most ridiculous decisions ever. It’s absurd. I was absolutely baffled when that decision was made.”
Bamford has had an excellent start to the season and should really be on eight goals with eight games played.
That would put him at the top of the Golden Boot chart alongside Jamie Vardy, Mo Salah, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Heung-min Son.
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