Viewers were absolutely furious at the VAR graphic resulting in Mata being offside
There was A LOT of anger from fans tonight.
Manchester United and Huddersfield went head-to-head on Saturday in their FA Cup tie, with a lot of changes made to the Man Utd side following their loss to Newcastle the weekend previous.
Mata was one of the starting eleven, and he managed to score and everyone celebrated and it would've put them 2-0 ahead.
However, after turning to the Video Assistant Referee (or VAR), after what felt like an eternity, it was declared that Mata was actually offside, and the goal was disallowed.
When they cut to footage of the VAR to show how Mata was offside... well, we'll let the viewers let you know how they felt about that...
— The Boi 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@ChuBoi) February 17, 2018
Not sure it’s a good idea to get a 9 year old to draw the straight lines on the VAR
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) February 17, 2018
VAR is the route forward and they can't even draw straight lines? What a total shambles. Embarrassing.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 17, 2018
— Simon Thomas (@SimonThomasTV) February 17, 2018
VAR, ladies and gentlemen. absolutely ludicrous. pic.twitter.com/Sg8lB0IKKk
— Bruce Millington (@brucemillington) February 17, 2018
VAR should be deleted!!!!! Absolute shit concept for football....Waiting two minutes for an onside decision when we all knew it was onside instantly. Disgraceful#MUFC
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) February 17, 2018
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) February 17, 2018
Lol at VAR pic.twitter.com/ic9Rv8xDax
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) February 17, 2018
— Arlo White 💙 (@arlowhite) February 17, 2018
Thought VAR was supposed to be to correct a clear and obvious mistake? Mata’s patella may have been offside but it was far from an obvious howler.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) February 17, 2018
Yep, the high-tech VAR line graphic has nailed it there.
Mata offside. No doubt. pic.twitter.com/4rNmtGicz8
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 17, 2018