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Bruno Guimaraes sends cheeky tweet after Newcastle were denied a penalty following a violent tackle on Anthony Gordon that left his sock torn… and Magpies fans add to calls for VAR to be scrapped

Bruno Guimaraes sent a cheeky tweet after Newcastle were denied a penalty during their Premier League trip to Manchester United on Wednesday night.

That of Anthony Gordon the sock was torn after Sofyan Amrabat’s first-half challenge in the penalty area, but there was no VAR check at Old Trafford.

A Newcastle fan tweeted photos of the incident, with the caption: “‘Yes, I didn’t touch him, ref’.”

Bruno Guimaraes shared this post with emojis of a face coming out from behind his hands and a zipped face.

Gordon was furious with those at Stockley Park after his side’s 3-2 defeat, telling Sky Sports: “It’s a clear, clear, obvious mistake, I don’t know how you can go wrong.

Anthony Gordon said he should have been awarded a penalty for a foul by Sofyan Amrabat

Amrabat's tackle on Gordon's Achilles tendon tore a hole in the Newcastle player's sock

Amrabat’s tackle on Gordon’s Achilles tendon tore a hole in the Newcastle player’s sock

“So either get rid of it or get better.” It is very simple.

“It doesn’t bother me if the referee makes a mistake on the pitch, because things happen very quickly.

“But I don’t understand what VAR is for, because it’s there to correct mistakes. It goes down on my Achilles tendon and pushes me in the back. Honestly, I don’t see the point of it.

Newcastle fans on X (formerly Twitter) have also called for VAR to be scrapped, with Premier League clubs set to hold a vote on the issue following a proposal from Wolves.

One Magpies fan replied “VAR is useless”, and another said: “VAR is useless, let’s vote for it to be removed next season.”

Others were delighted that the Brazilian midfielder chose to speak out about the situation, despite the risks involved.

“In them Bruno take a fine on the chin,” one fan wrote, while another added: “We all mean it, tell the truth.”

It was also claimed that stronger protests from Newcastle players could have forced the VAR team to properly review the situation, which could have resulted in a different outcome.

“Players should always object to the referee going to VAR,” wrote one X user.

Premier League clubs will vote on a proposal to scrap VAR next season at their general meeting on June 6.

Premier League clubs will vote on a proposal to scrap VAR next season at their general meeting on June 6.

Wednesday’s defeat, coupled with Chelsea’s win at Brighton, leaves Newcastle in seventh place in the Premier League table, ahead of their final game of the season at Brentford.

Amrabat, who is on loan from Fiorentina, admits the string of departures to Manchester United came “a bit late in the season” and it means he is unlikely to stay at Old Trafford next season.

VAR was introduced to the Premier League in 2019, but the system is unlikely to be scrapped from next season as 14 of the 20 clubs are expected to vote in favor of the proposal at their AGM next month, and the league said it would oppose it. movement.

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