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Ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender slams VAR during FA Cup replay

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts has joined a number of supporters in slamming video assistant referees during the club’s FA Cup replay against Rochdale.

The new system has been met with plenty of criticism since it began getting trialled in cup games.

In the fifth-round replay at Wembley, the first half was full of controversy as Erik Lamela’s seventh-minute goal was ruled out by VAR.

The decision caused play to be held up, but that was not the end of the problems as the system came into action to award Tottenham a penalty.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men were leading 1-0 at this point thanks to a goal from Son Heung-min, and the forward thought he had netted his second of the night, only for VAR to rule it out.

Three minutes later, Rochdale equalised through Stephen Humphreys, leaving the tie evenly poised at half-time.

Like many others, all Roberts could think about what the controversy caused by VAR.

Article title: Ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender slams VAR during FA Cup replay

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