NEW YORK - Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Professional Referee Organization announced a new innovation in game calling today as they unveiled Double Video Assisted Referee.
After a week in which mistakes were made and the Professional Referees Organization already apologized to the Vancouver Whitecaps twice for missing calls with VAR, the league and PRO decided to take action.
“We are going to implement DOUBLE VAR, “ stated PRO Canadian representative William Lavareaux. “We are going to have Video Assisted Referee and then we are going to VAR the VAR by having a second Video Assisted Referee check the first Video Assisted Referee. This way we will absolutely get the call right.”
Sources within PRO and MLS indicate that their concern is that they aren’t catching the call the first time or the second time, but they believe that VARing the VAR will allow them to finally check to ensure that the call is correctly handled.
“We don’t anticipate this adding to much time to the action on the field,” stated Mr Lavareaux to The Nutmeg News. “We are talking about an additional 15 minutes per half, and that’s really a small amount of time to ensure that we are getting the calls right the third time.”
With an increase of attention on the continual shit-show that VAR and referees are in Major League Soccer, league sources indicate that if VARing the VAR doesn’t work that the league will be interested in possibly triple VAR with VARing the VARing of the VAR.
“We will absolutely get this fixed,” stated Lavareaux. “Even if we have to spend 45 minutes going over the call a fourth time, we will get this fixed.”
The Nutmeg News will have more on this when everyone realizes that it isn’t fixed.