Wolves found themselves on the wrong end of a VAR decision yet again on Friday evening as they drew 0-0 with Leicester City at Molineux.
Willy Boly’s opening goal was chalked off with Pedro Neto adjudged to have been standing in an offside position – albeit by the smallest of margins.
It provided another farcical reminder of VAR’s ability to undermine the fundamental joys of a sport which is widely considered to be the most popular on the planet.
But the essence of the game is facing an identity crisis in the midst of VAR’s introduction this season, and Nuno Espirito Santo has warned that we are in danger of becoming robots due to technology’s overbearing, life-sapping presence in the game.
"Let the people that understand make changes to go back to the joy of celebrating goals like we used to do, because we are in danger of becoming robots and football is not about that."
— Wolves (@Wolves) February 14, 2020
In response to Nuno’s comments, plenty of fans showed that they are in full agreement with his standpoint.
And given how many times Wolves have been defied by VAR, it’s no surprise that they are backing the Portuguese manager’s verdict.
— Trey (@Saucymartial) February 15, 2020
Amen to this well said Nuno majority of football fans will be agreeing with you here👏👏👏
— MrAVFClive (@PrideOfMids) February 14, 2020
As usual, spot on from @Nuno
— Tony Wilde (@TonyWilde99) February 14, 2020
Nuno knows !!
— NeilC (@TheBeardofNuno) February 14, 2020
Well said that man…… 👏👏👏👏
— Deano Galione (@deanogalione) February 14, 2020
— Andy Jones (@Jonah99) February 14, 2020
This fan, meanwhile, also expressed his agreement but suggested the Premier League aren’t interested in changing their stance on VAR.
Indeed, there is little indication that the decision-makers are considering scrapping VAR next season amid impassioned calls from supporters across the country.
Total sense from Nuno. Won’t be listened to by the premier league though.
— Moli mad (@Rich93656525) February 14, 2020
Finally, this fan suggested that football is merely a microcosm of society’s journey into a dystopian, robotic-like and joyless future.
Happy weekend, one and all…
Modern life in general is in danger of becoming robotic and joyless.
— Deus Pascit Corvos (@AerialBolero) February 15, 2020