‘It’s a disgrace’ – Alan Shearer slams VAR after Chelsea game

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There were a number of contentious decisions in the Premier League on Saturday.

One of which was a late West Ham goal which was ruled out by VAR.

West Ham had a late equaliser against Chelsea ruled out after VAR deemed that Edouard Mendy had been fouled in the build-up to Maxwel Cornet’s goal.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has slammed the decision and called it a disgrace.

“Minimum interference, maximum benefit, was what we were told when VAR was brought in,” Shearer said on Match of the Day.

“It is as bad as decision as you will ever see – or at least for another half-hour [referring to the controversy around Newcastle’s draw with Crystal Palace].

“They should be told to stay out of it the VAR officials. This was never ever, ever a foul. And I don’t think anyone who has played the game will agree with the VAR Jared Gillett and the referee Andy Madley.

“The keeper [Mendy] goes down because he realises he’s made a wreck. [Jarrod] Bowen just steps over him, he doesn’t interfere with the play.

“We saw Michael Oliver stick to his decision when he went over to the monitor [to review a penalty incident in Bournemouth’s win over Nottingham Forest]. Why doesn’t he [Madley] stick to his decision?

“It’s a beyond terrible, disgraceful decision.”