‘Scotland’s A Democracy. If Var Can’t Be Installed At Montrose, Ditch It’


To Celtic’s Ryan Christie falls the honour of being the first from a Scottish team to be fingered by VAR. We’ve watched English sides and players be done by their armpits, their big toes and the hair of their chinny chin chins. We’ve seen referees down south wimp out of decisions and refer them to a truck full of TV monitors in an industrial estate in west London. This isn’t VAR, it’s VAN. It’s football officialdom abrogating responsibility. It’s the whistlers saying: “Bring on AI, robots, driverless cars and a music streaming service choosing Coldplay and Mumford & Sons on repeat until the end of time.”… Continue Reading

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