VAR is back in the news for all the wrong reasons with yet another nonsensical decision not to give a penalty despite a player having his foot trodden on by Ibrox goalkeeper Jack Butland.
It is well over 50 SPFL Premiership games since the Newco suffered a test from the spot and with all the pressure on Michael Beale the referees were good for doing their Stevie Wonder impersonations.
One of the underlying issues with these penalty shouts is just how little detail there is on Sky Sports, they barely ever slow down the play or freeze the frame at the time of the incident if it is against The Rangers.
We saw that at Ibrox when Starfelt had his foot trodden on to concede a penalty, it was replayed twice at real speed from the same camera and the penalty was taken.
If it is the other way around they labour over the replays desperately trying to find an infringement as we saw when Sevco played Morton in the League Cup, they were awarded a penalty that they didn’t even appeal for.
Whilst these inconsistencies continue there will always be suspicion with regard to the SFA’s officials, they have been lambasted for 13 days including yesterday when Beale had the cheek to say Roofe’s goal should have stood if “the officials had done their jobs properly.”
If they had done their jobs properly today he may well have been out of a job.