Fans all saying the same thing after late VAR drama during World Cup clash between Denmark and Tunisia | The Sun

FANS watching the World Cup clash between Denmark and Tunisia praised the referee for not awarding a late penalty after checking the VAR monitor.

The game seemedset for a dramatic finale in the fourth minute of stoppage time when the ball hit the arm of Tunisia defender Yassine Meriah inside his own area.


Ref Cesar Ramos initially waved play on but was then instructed by VAR to go check the monitor for a potential penalty.

The replay showed that the ball first touched Meriah's body before ending up on his arm.

There also seemed to have been a shove from Brentford ace Mathias Jensen on a Tunisian player in the build-up.

Ramos stood by his initial decision and denied Denmark a penalty as he instead awarded Tunisia a free-kick.

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Fans flooded on social media after the dramatic goalless draw and praised the World Cup official for not caving in to VAR.

It is quite common for referees to change their mind after watching replays on the pitchside monitor.

One fan tweeted: "A referee who doesn’t automatically go with the VAR, good man."

Another posted: "Legendary footballing moment. Man said: F**k VAR."

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A third wrote; "VAR is so controversial that when ref checks the monitor and decides it is not a penalty (correctly in the Denmark vs Tunisia game), the pundits go mad!"

This fan said: "Tunisia v Denmark, at least a referee had the commonsense and courage to overrule VAR and award a ridiculous penalty."

And that one tweeted: "Brilliant strong reffing in the Denmark Tunisia game on the var penalty decision.

"Great to see! That's your ref for the final right there."

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