Arsenal v Brentford: VAR Forgot to draw lines for Toney’s offside goal
Video Assistant Referee (VAR), Lee Mason forgot to draw offside lines on Brentford’s offside equalising goal against Arsenal in the 74th minute according to a report from The Daily Mail.
Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) representative Chris Foy, who according to the Mail was in the VAR Match Centre at Stockley Park on Saturday, told the newspaper: “VAR was looking to see if there was an offside and whether Ethan Pinnock had blocked off Gabriel in the build-up. He looked at the possible foul and decided there hadn’t been one and therefore referee Peter Bankes hadn’t made a clear and obvious error.
‘However, in the build-up to the goal, Christian Norgaard — whose cross Toney heads in — is in an offside position.
‘However, the truth is that VAR didn’t fully investigate with the lines. The lines, simply, didn’t go down.
“And that counts as human error. Had the lines gone down the goal would have been disallowed for offside.”