Rooney calls for cancellation of VAR: "Takes emotions and frustrates"
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Former English footballer Wayne Rooney has called on the Premier League leadership to abolish the VAR system. The best scorer of "Albion" and Manchester United thinks that the video referee spoils the enjoyment of the game for the fans and the players themselves.
"When I watch a top match, I am sometimes frustrated by VAR decisions, especially when I don't understand how they came about," Rooney was quoted as saying by AFP. In his opinion, football was better without modern technology, despite the referees' mistakes: "Even though we were poisoned by mistakes after the match, we had to rely on the referee to do his job as best he could. And even though we disagreed, we respected them."
Rooney, who is currently coaching Derby County second league, also pointed to long breaks in the game: "It takes emotions from the moment. I remember when I scored a goal, whether from offside or not, just to look at the line referee and when the flag was downstairs, we could continue to celebrate with the fans. "