The British broadcaster Piers Morgan has called for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to be scrapped.

This follows some of the controversies surrounding the technology.

His tweet read: “Scrap VAR.

“Just get rid of the bloody thing. It’s destroying football because the human imbeciles using the technology have no idea what they’re doing.”

VAR official Tomasz Kwiatkowski who reviewed the penalty awarded to Paris Saint-Germain against Newcastle for a controversial handball, has been stood down from his game on Wednesday.


Kwiatkowski asked referee Szymon Marciniak to go to the on-pitch screen after the review, which looked into a potential handball by Tino Livramento.

Marciniak has not awarded the penalty field but reversed the decision after looking at the incident on the screen.

Kwiatkowski was due to be the VAR in tonight’s Champions League game between Real Sociedad and Salzburg but has now been replaced.

Newcastle had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Paris Saint-Germain following a cruel stoppage-time penalty decision as Kylian Mbappe converted from the spot.

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