According to The Scotsman tonight, VAR will almost certainly pass and be implemented by this time next year; no real news, I hear you say, but the writer of the piece couldn’t help himself but to throw in a reference to our goal against Hearts.
“(Ibrox) manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Dundee United boss Tam Courts publicly backed it earlier this week on the back of Kyogo Furuhashi’s controversial goal for Celtic against Hearts on Thursday,” the writer threw in just for the Hell of it.
This is unreal. These people have totally gone off the deep end because of that decision. All of a sudden it is a driver behind the need to implement video assisted refs?
What bullshit. Almost every club in the country supports this technology; Celtic have been long-standing advocates of it and the Scotsman writer – Angus Wright, whoever he is – is basically just using the piece as a means of expressing his own displeasure.
We were playing Hearts. Neither Ibrox’s manager or Dundee Utd’s manager had anything to say about the decision in midweek, to the best of my knowledge. Both clubs have previously said that they support the technology. That entire paragraph is dishonest.
Can you believe that our game was only on Thursday? An entire rainforest would have given its life to commentary on that single decision if we didn’t have the internet; I dread to think what the carbon footprint generated by this story has been.
I have to admit, in the aftermath of the game I found the initial bitching and bleating over this to be pretty funny; now it’s started to rip the knitting a wee bit. We’ve had an entire season of Honest Mistakes, some of them quite horrendous.
None has generated the sound and fury of this one.
These pitiful bitches need to get on with it, as we’re always told to do. Technology driven reform is on the way, but I’ll tell you this right now; it is not Celtic who have the most to fear from it. That’s why this site and all the others in our sphere are wholly behind the change. My only regret is that we have to wait another twelve months for it to come.