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Rod Liddle

Stop trying to make football perfect: it’s the errors that make it fun

3 February 2018

9:00 AM

3 February 2018

9:00 AM

They’ve got this new thing in football. It’s called the Video Assistant Referee and it is designed to make the game, at the highest level, pristine and free from human error.

This is, to my mind, a mistaken aspiration in a game that relies on human error for its excitement, especially when the England goalkeeper Joe Hart is playing.

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