sport news Majority of Premier League football fans in favour of VAR

The majority of Premier League football fans want VAR to stay for good  The video referee system has received plenty of criticism from managers  Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes VAR could 'kill' football  But fans of those clubs in England's top flight say they are in favour of VAR 

By Tom Farmery For Mailonline

Published: 16:57 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 16:57 GMT, 1 March 2018

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The majority of Premier League fans are in favour of VAR despite yet more criticism after Tottenham's FA Cup fifth round replay against Rochdale.

Referee Paul Tierney disallowed a first-half goal scored by Tottenham's Erik Lamela with a mystifying VAR call and then ruled out a Son Heung-min penalty due to 'illegal feinting'.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said VAR could 'kill' football but a large proportion of supporters support the idea of referees getting additional help from video technology in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

Use of VAR was again criticised after Tottenham's FA Cup fifth round replay against Rochdale

Use of VAR was again criticised after Tottenham's FA Cup fifth round replay against Rochdale

Paul Tierney was at the centre of bizarre events on Wednesday as he relied heavily on VAR

Paul Tierney was at the centre of bizarre events on Wednesday as he relied heavily on VAR

Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino could not hide his frustartion on the sidelines

Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino could not hide his frustartion on the sidelines

Seventy-eight per cent support the idea of VAR, with just eight per cent wanting to see the system scrapped, according to a study

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