Sarri not in favour of 'absurd' VAR

Serie A

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was in the headlines once again this week in Serie A, but Juventus coach Maurizio Sarr admits he still struggling to deal with the 'absurd rules' of the technology.

The referees and VAR came into the spot-light this week after Cristiano Ronaldo won a penalty under minimal contact while Napoli had three penalty appeals turned down, which left head coach Carlo Ancelotti angered.

Ancelotti was also sent to the stands for arguing match officials on Tuesday, but Sarri admits he has still not gotten used to the new technology.

“I prefer when the officials control the game on the pitch,” Sarri said, as per Football Italia.

“Not all situations need to be communicated. When there is a handball, I still haven’t been able to grasp the rules.

“Also, in everyday life there are absurd rules and we need to adapt to them.

"I say I don’t like it, it was born to identify macroscopic errors, now it is used three or four-times a game. They have a more limited use of it abroad.”