By Mark Smith

14th Nov, 2022 | 11:10am

Ex-Premier League referee calls out Paul Tierney after Leeds United incident v Tottenham

We’re delighted to welcome former Premier League referee Keith Hackett to the MOT Leeds News team. Each week, Hackett will discuss the big moments from the latest Leeds United games and deliver his verdict on whether his successors got their calls right or wrong…

Keith Hackett has called out Paul Tierney and VAR after they allowed Spurs’ opening goal against Leeds United in their defeat on Saturday 12th November.

The ex-FIFA referee could not believe the goal was given after Illan Meslier was clearly impeded by two opposition players before Harry Kane smashed home.

Leeds went on to lose 4-3 in the capital, with Michael Salisbury missing the incident in real-time before Tierney and VAR decided to ignore the goal-line tussle inexplicably.

“This is a foul,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“I think that was an easy one. The Leeds player was fouled, and therefore, I’m saying to myself Michael Salisbury has probably not seen it, you’ve got to be aware of these things, he’s not seen it.

“So, where was VAR? Paul Tierney. I think Tierney should have come in and they should have looked at it, but that for me was a foul on the goalkeeper.”

How many times?

The Premier League is quickly becoming unbearable and embarrassing.

Leeds are continually being sucker-punched by VAR and there is nothing they can do about it, with this clear foul the latest evidence of some sort of agenda.

Meslier was literally thrown off the ball, and given that some goalkeepers are given fouls when simply jumping, how this wasn’t given is beyond us.

Compare this to the so-called Patrick Bamford foul against Arsenal that saw his goal disallowed and questions need to be asked surrounding the FA, PGMOL and the Premier League.

Simply shocking.

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