Chelsea’s legendary former skipper, Ron “Chopper” Harris, is the club’s record-keeper with 795 games under his belt between 1961 and 1980.
One of the biggest talking points in football this season has been the introduction of the VAR into the Premier League.
The VAR did not allow critical Premier League goals based on marginal offside decisions. Decisions such as Firminio’s armpit that prevents a goal against Aston Villa have infuriated fans.
Speaking exclusively in the Martin Bell show, aired every Monday-Thursday from 12 to 15, Ron ‘chopper’ Harris expressed his verdict on the controversial VAR debate.
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He criticized the application of VAR for cases such as “a boot on the wrong side of the line”.
“I think it’s a farce to be honest, they still can’t do it well even with modern technology.”
Harris is famous for his ruthless contrast in which he got one of the game’s biggest nicknames, “helicopter”.
As captain he led Chelsea to his first FA Cup in 1970 against Leeds United rivals. 1971 also saw the legend raise Chelsea’s first major European trophy: the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Ron ‘chopper’ Harris is simply a Chelsea legend.
“All VAR is doing is giving former referees a job, “he continued.
The Englishman commented that the inclusion of VAR in the Premier League lacked value: “Make some good decisions and some bad decisions, and they level out over the course.”
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