On the face of it, Wolves’ Premier League opener against Leicester was far from a thrilling encounter with both sides battling out a 0-0 stalemate.
But the game will be looked back on for one moment of controversy after the video assistant referee ruled out a 53rd minute Leander Dendoncker strike after it appeared to hit the arm of teammate Willy Boly seconds earlier.
A new law brought into the game for this season state that any goal scored or assisted through the use of the hand or the arm will be disallowed, even if it was an accident.
A number of fans took to Twitter to blast the decision…
One supporter said they didn’t like VAR one bit brandishing it ‘unnatural’ with reference to being one millimetre offside or an accidental handball as in this case.
Others called it ‘farcical’ and ‘ridiculous’ with one fan going as far as saying it has destroyed football.
Some members of the Molineux crowd claimed the team were robbed as a result whilst one supporter took a swipe at those in control of VAR on Sunday, calling them ‘corrupt’.
Here’s the best of the reaction…
Don't like VAR one bit! Way before this. A millimetre offside, & accidental handball! Unnatural.
— Allen Shelley (@ashelley13) August 11, 2019
The change in law is absolutely ridiculous-accidental handball is exactly that, ACCIDENTAL!This “infraction” occurred less than a 100th of second.VAR slowed it down further and further until they found this.Rules made by faceless FIFA who’ve never played the game.Farcical. ???
— Snarlingwolf (@Snarlingwolf1) August 11, 2019
We were robbed
— Daniel (@VedhuggarDaniel) August 11, 2019
The ones running VAR are probably corrupt & going to make a pretty penny from bets they are placing.
— Nigel Munkevics (@nigel1877) August 11, 2019
Completely took the wind out of the fans and the players.
— Sam Spencer ??????? (@_Saamux) August 11, 2019
Its detroyed football
— Jackson (@ThomasS33390355) August 11, 2019
I’m still not convinced it even touched his arm, looked like the ball rebounded between Boly and Doncks head….if it did must have been the lightest of touches and in no way allowed Boly to “control” the ball……good goal in my book VAR or not!
— Polecat (@itspolecatime) August 11, 2019
We were robbed. Simple ?
— Ian Carter (@IanCarter64) August 11, 2019