Media: Premier League chiefs to demand changing VAR - or scrapping it

12 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Raheem Sterling is one of several Premier League players this season to have a goal ruled out by an offside decision made by VAR.

A group of chairmen and chief executives from the 20 Premier League clubs will meet with the head of referees on Thursday, with the club representatives expected to demand changes to the system - or for it to be scrapped.

"Thursday will be a punchy and free discussion," a club chief executive told the Times.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

According to the Times, a group of Premier League chairmen and chief executives will raise the possibility of scrapping the video assistant referee (VAR) mid-season - others want to reform the current system.

Representatives from the 20 Premier League clubs will meet the head of referees, Mike Riley, on Thursday, with one leading chief executive telling the Times that "Thursday will be a punchy and free discussion."

"Is VAR improving the game? No," said the Times' source.

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