VAR is a disaster in football. Rugby has it so right but it suits the game. Wish they would give it up as a good idea that didn't work. The "new" penalty rules just seem like the way it used to be back in the day!!!
A referee has to make an on the spot decision as he sees it....we don`t have VAR...and I hope we never have....seems we are trying to find excuses (the ref) for another failure.
The point is he didn’t need VAR, just ears. The sound of the contact simply CANNOT come from the ball hitting an arm.
At no point have I offered this as “an excuse” merely highlighting that this particular ref has handled 2 of our games and gotten 2 big decisions horrendously wrong (he booked Euan East for having the audacity of getting brought down by Graeme Smith the Stenny goalie instead of giving us the penalty.)