Tonight, at his presser, Ange Postecoglou said that a VAR call for offside is exactly what the system is designed for.
What he did not say – at all – was that he agreed with the decision to chop off Jota’s goal, although that is the interpretation the Daily Record’s online brother publication, Football Scotland, has chosen for his words.
“Ange Postecoglou admits he had ‘no problem’ with VAR intervening to rule out Jota’s effort in the 2-1 win Motherwell,” says the first paragraph.
What a wilful distortion of his words that is, as written by someone called Euan Robertson.
Read what the big guy actually said. It is crystal clear.
“t was a great goal, but if it’s offside then it’s offside. I have no problem with VAR, just use it when you need to. That’s the perfect example if that’s offside. I haven’t seen it but it’s a good time to use it.”
This is a far cry from what that paragraph represents him as saying.
This is yet another example of the press trying to move the needle to give a diabolical decision the least possible amount of scrutiny. This is yet another major call that has gone against one club, our club, and they don’t want to acknowledge the clear-cut pattern here.
They are welcome to ignore it as they like.
But they are not allowed to dragoon our manager into their little sham by blatantly misrepresenting what he says. I suspect that when Ange does have a look at that that he’ll have a very different take on it.