LaLiga Critical of technology
VAR has been in use in LaLiga Santander for a significant period of time now, yet there are still those who believe it isn’t benefitting the sport, and Jorge Valdano has made clear that when people say that VAR has brought more justice, they are deceiving you.
Leganes are the latest team to take umbrage with the way technology is used in the Spanish top flight, with the president even going as far as to officially request a replay of their fixture against Levante.
“I still distrust VAR, I don’t like it, they deceive you when they say that it has brought more justice,” Valdano explained in an interview with El Transistor.
“We don’t have a clue what kind of justice they are talking about.
“There are days when a penalty is interpreted one way and, in another way on the next day, being offside by millimetres leaves me uneasy, all those things are scientific, but it actually leaves you with a greater feeling of suspicion.”
The Argentine is certainly not in favour of how VAR is being used at this moment, but he believes that a much more scaled-back version of technology in football is acceptable.
“I am very positive with technology, but football is the opposite, it’s so primitive and that’s where the success of it is.”