To increase fan transparency, the Premier League plans to make significant changes to the video assistant referee (VAR).
The Times claims that there is a strategy in place to make discussions between referees and VAR officials during a game publicly available.
The major goal is to provide fans a better knowledge of the decision-making process used by VAR, which should increase fan transparency.
The notion has considerable support, according to the chief executive of the Premier League, Richard Masters.
There is a general consensus that making the audio public is a good idea, he said. There is a desire to be more transparent with fans about the decisions that referees make, and in order to accomplish so effectively, we need to work out.
The MLS in the United States has already tested the idea. On YouTube, an audio review of the on-field debates over rulings has been made.
Howard Webb, a former Premier League official who now oversees refereeing in the MLS, will soon take over as the league’s new director of referees.
Webb might be crucial in making sure the new idea is introduced as smoothly as possible.
The 2018 World Cup marked the introduction of VAR, which proved largely successful. However, since its debut in the Premier League in 2019, it has attracted controversies and criticism on a regular basis. Particularly when it came to tight offside and handball decisions.
Rio Ferdinand, a former defender for Manchester United, discussed VAR last month.
“Sometimes it’s OK, but it’s meant to help situations, and instead it’s muddying the waters,” he said in an interview with Metro. They quickly look at the screen during international competitions, and the efficiency and pace appear to be better than they have been during Premier League matches.
“I like a referee in the middle who consults with his linesmen before making a decision. It enhances the narrative and the conversations at the bar.
Blues supporters were dissatisfied with the inconsistent use of technology in relation to handball charges made against both sides during last week’s FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Liverpool.
Joel Matip of the Reds appeared to get away with a possible handball, but City player Ruben Dias was given a penalty for the incident inside the penalty area, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah converted it to give Liverpool a 3-1 victory.