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Liverpool have increased pressure on the referees’ body, Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL), to be fully transparent over their monumental failure at Tottenham on Saturday by making a formal request for audio of the decision to disallow Luis Díaz’s goal to be released.
PGMOL and its chief refereeing officer, Howard Webb, are under intense scrutiny following the shambles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when the VAR, Darren England, and assistant VAR, Dan Cook, failed to overturn an incorrect on-pitch decision to disallow Díaz’s goal for offside. Both officials were quickly stood down from duties on Sunday and Monday having believed wrongly that the goal had been awarded by the referee, Simon Hooper, when confirming their check was complete.
Written by Andy Hunter
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/oct/02/liverpool-var-referees-pgmol-tottenham-curtis-jones-luis-diaz under the title “Liverpool call on PGMOL to release audio that led to Luis Díaz gaffe at Spurs”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.