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Patrick Bamford Left Baffled As VAR Rules Out Strike With Farcical Offside Call

Patrick Bamford Left Baffled As VAR Rules Out Strike With Farcical Offside Call
By Sean Meehan Updated

It seems like there's nothing VAR can do to redeem itself to the football-loving public.

It rears its head when you least desire to extinguish any fleeting flame of hope and joy you may have.

Already this season, we've seen Jordan Henderson's winner in the Merseyside derby chalked off by the most minuscule of margins. An in-depth knowledge of geometry and where arms start is a prerequisite to refereeing nowadays, particularly when it comes to the offside law.

Now, Ireland's Leeds' striker Patrick Bamford has felt the full extent of the farcical law.


By pointing where he wants the through ball from Mateusz Klich, Bamford was adjudged to be offside from the bottom of his sleeve.

Not from a body part that he could feasibly use to score a goal, his SLEEVE.

Although this is the new offside rule, it is just baffling when it comes into play.


The decision has caused widespread consternation.

Patrick Bamford himself was befuddled by the decision, saying that the rule is "ruining football".

Bamford's disallowed strike could have been Leeds' equaliser, having gone behind through a Scott Dann goal. However, Crystal Palace then made it 2-0 through Eberechi Eze on 22 minutes.

Bamford did get some retribution, scoring a lovely volley to make it 2-1. Nevertheless, Palace extended their lead through a Helder Costa OG and a Jordan Ayew goal to make it 4-1.

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