It’s not the defeat that’s the annoying thing.
I said in the build-up to the game that this was very much a throwaway game, and that the team should focus on the promotion push rather than a cup run. And for the most part Sabri Lamouchi agreed with me as he named a fairly weakened side at Stamford Bridge, so this game was only going to end one way.
Rather it’s the manner in which it happened that seems to be annoying the Nottingham Forest fan base, as the game turned on one very controversial moment. With the Reds 1-0 down, they were initially awarded a penalty, only for the decision to be reversed by V.A.R.
And it sparked quite a passionate debate among the faithful, as they discussed the pros and cons that come along with video replay, with many of them outraged. Not just over the fact that it was a very marginal call, but more the inconsistency that is surrounding the system and how it’s being used in the competition.
Totally agree! 👍🏻
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) January 5, 2020
The best teams can afford the best equipment, gaining more advantage from it too.
— 🇬🇧 Cameron Clark 🇬🇧 (@Camclarky) January 5, 2020
Coupled with the fact that it got it wrong anyway! #binVAR
— Martyn Scott (@Martyns5) January 5, 2020
— Mark Moore (@moomar1982) January 5, 2020
Terrible decision Cashy , AM was just pointing where to put the ball
— Chris Rossin (@ChrisRossin) January 5, 2020
My biggest issue is that Var is only used at stadiums capable, how is this consistent in the competition??
— Dean Jones (@kramerdownunder) January 5, 2020
It’s a joke
— Nick NFFC Meeds® (@nickmeeds) January 5, 2020
Not that I’m overly bothered about The FACup this year, we have bigger fish to fry, but that VAR decision is just disgraceful. Almost as disgraceful as how only half the games have VAR. Should be All or None #NFFC
— James Laverty (@JamesL25) January 5, 2020
Are you a fan of V.A.R?
And I thought that V.A.R was being brought in to end the debate and controversy?