Posted by Sam Fenny - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 23 April 2024

Football’s obsession with ‘VAR’ technology mirrors a human obsession with certainty. Coventry City and football were denied a wonderful moment of FA Cup history by this ludicrous pursuit of certainty. Even then uncertainty remains despite an unforgettable result being overturned

Football is a game played by humans and it should be subject to the decision-making of humans, not AI. Will mistakes be made? Of course. There is no such thing as certainty despite the obsession with it. AI makes mistakes and humans make mistakes interpreting AI. There is no certain certainty, but the game is being ruined as a spectacle by chasing the impossible dream.

For the Coventry player to be deemed offside by a fraction of a toe when no advantage was gleaned is a statement about the madness of seeking certainty – and the same is played out across human society by trying to take uncertainty out of life which so often means the deletion of freedom. The pursuit of certainty and impossible deletion of uncertainty is the foundation reason for producing snowflake generations.

Fans have claimed the VAR line was drawn over Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s foot for Haji Wright’s offside in Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry City – but officials have doubled down on the decision.

VAR ruled Wright offside by a fraction after he assisted Victor Torp in the 121st minute at Wembley, with Coventry thinking they had finished a generational comeback to win 4-3. Manchester United went on to win 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

Many felt that the marginal decision was cruel and that it ‘ruined one of the greatest FA Cup moments ever’, while others observed that VAR was simply doing its job.

However, sleuths have zoomed in on the moment Wright was ruled offside and believe the VAR lines that condemned him were drawn over Wan-Bissaka’s foot – rather than at the very end of his boot.

A source close to the PGMOL confirmed to Mail Sport that the offside decision was correct.

The source explained that the line was not drawn over Wan-Bissaka’s foot as social media commenters had speculated. His foot being close to or on the ground may have given that impression.

VAR lines are drawn on the leading part of the defender and the leading part of the attacker with which they can score. The decision has a ‘tolerance’ level in favour of the attacker if the lines touch, which gives the forward the benefit of the doubt.

In that case, a green line would be shown, but the lines were not touching in the case of Wright and Wan-Bissaka, meaning there was no doubt.

So fine were the margins that Coventry boss Mark Robins joked Wright would have been considered onside had he cut his toenails.

‘They drew the lines over Wan-Bissakas toes to make the Coventry player offside. Robbed of an all time classic FA Cup moment,’ one fan claimed on X, formerly Twitter.

‘This is not what football is about. VAR ruined one of the greatest FA Cup moments ever. A toenail offside. Give me a break. Coventry should be in the final. Utterly pathetic,’ one viewer fumed.

Read More: Did VAR get the decision which ruined ‘one of the greatest FA Cup moments’ WRONG?

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