Therefore, the revolutionary thing is to take it back to the way we were before because of seeing what we have, and it was not as bad as we thought.

They say, VAR creates confusion and corrupts referees

They said that VAR is revolutionizing football. But instead, it creates confusion and, even worse, corrupts referees with more and more bad habits, whether on the pitch or in the VAR room. Therefore, the revolutionary thing is to take it back to the way we were before because of seeing what we have, and it was not as bad as we thought. That is a paradox, but it would be a step forward: to return to football, how it was. It was primitivism that technology had eradicated forever because a major judicial error had an excuse before: the referee did not see this, what is he going to do? It can even be argued that the referee was corrupt. But one of these errors is now associated with an avalanche of circles, formulas, notifications, corrections, rule changes, and communications between those on the field and those in the VAR room.

After all, it is a mess of controversy, a festival of confusion that ends one of football’s universal values: the simplicity of its rules. Everyone understands the rules of football. Now you have to sit down with a consultant to watch the match. Even if taking VAR leaves the responsibility to four officials in the stadium, at least it would limit their intervention. We must abandon the geographical lines and leave the referee on the field to decide using his judgment. It is more than proven that the VAR did not end up with interpretation errors. With that ended ghostly goals, offsides – but there is still debate there – and disciplinary matters. When this system is crushing sports, we are at a time that inherently had one of its advantages. We need to advance in medicine and science but in football? Is football already developed enough?