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After Teemu Pukki’s ‘goal’ ruled out, is it time to scrap VAR?

PUBLISHED: 08:14 29 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:46 29 December 2019

The hotly contentious VAR decison which ruled out Teemi Pukki's goal for offside. Picture: Sky Sports

The hotly contentious VAR decison which ruled out Teemi Pukki's goal for offside. Picture: Sky Sports

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Norwich City fans have joined calls for VAR to be scrapped, after Teemu Pukki’s ‘goal’ against Tottenham was ruled out for offside.

The use of the technology, introduced to the Premier League this season, has proven controversial.

There have been a number of contentious decisions, particularly around offsides and fans are growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of information given in the grounds.

And the Canaries were left fuming when a strike which would have doubled their lead over Jose Mourinho's side became the latest to be chalked off - with Pukki's arm millimetres offside, according to measurements by the VAR.

Furious fans at the Carrow Road clash unveiled a banner stating "VAR: Clearly and Obviously Not Working. Decision Put It In The Bin."

Teemu Pukki put the ball in the back of the net, but it was chalked off by the VAR officials for offside. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdTeemu Pukki put the ball in the back of the net, but it was chalked off by the VAR officials for offside. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

And angry supporters took to Twitter following the 2-2 draw to vent their spleen over VAR.

Some want to see it scrapped completely, while others believe the rules around offside need to be changed.

Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker was among those who branded the decision to rule out the Finn's goal 'absurd'.

And former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas said change was needed and VAR should not be used for offsides.

Teemu Pukki's first half finish was chalked off by the VAR officials in Norwich City's 2-2 Premier League draw against Tottenham Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdTeemu Pukki's first half finish was chalked off by the VAR officials in Norwich City's 2-2 Premier League draw against Tottenham Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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