VAR referees enjoy takeaway dinner in their booth in middle of key game

By | 25th August 2019

VAR officials in Greece were caught ordering a takeaway DURING a game.

Lamia were playing Panathinaikos in the first game of the Greek Superleague when VAR were called into action for an incident on the pitch.

VAR officials in Greece were caught ordering a takeaway during a game

The TV coverage switched to the VAR room with three officials monitoring the game.

However, a fourth man appears and delivers a bag full of food for the hungry referees.

Fans on social media could not believe the gaffe, with VAR again in the headlines, this time for something off the field.

One said: “When hunger strikes, it strikes!”

Another said: “”Probably a bribe…’here is your kebab now disallow this goal!’”

One added: “Camera catches delivery man bringing in the souvlaki for the team of refs and assistants. Wouldn’t want them to go hungry.”

The match ended 1-1, with Lamia taking the lead before ex-Manchester United player Federico Macheda equalised with a penalty.

It comes after reports that fifa want robot linesmen to replace assistant referees in the future — after VAR has highlighted how accurate they are on offside calls.

Tech advances through video assistant refs could render real life ones a thing of the past.

It could mean the iconic sight of a linesman running up and down the touchline with a flag is consigned to history books.

According to the Mirror, Fifa have set up a research department to look into how linesmen can be replaced with cameras and computers.

It suggests any dramatic changes to replacing humans with robots could be years away, but the gadgets are being evolved fast.

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