• July 25, 2024

Wolves chairman criticizes VAR in fiery statement over latest controversial decision

Max Kilman headed home late for Wolves, but the goal was disallowed. Wolves Chairman Jeff Shi has voiced his frustration after his team were controversially denied a point against West Ham.

Trailing 2-1, Kilman’s late header was overturned for offside following a review. Wolves manager Gary O’Neil criticized the decision, calling it “possibly the worst” he has seen.

Shi has expressed support for O’Neil, questioning the interference of remote decision-making in disallowing goals when no one in the stadium, including players, coaches, fans, and officials, questioned the goal’s validity. He has urged the Premier League and PGMOL to address these concerns to uphold the competition’s integrity.

Shi also praised his coaching staff and players, acknowledging their successful season despite facing numerous controversial officiating calls. He indicated that their league position would have been better without these decisions.

The review of Kilman’s goal did not follow the conventional offside procedure for VAR, as it centered around whether a player was interfering with play. The match saw the hosts leading at half-time through a penalty, with the Hammers equalizing in the second half before scoring the winning goal late in the game.

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