Richard Keys has slated VAR following the decision to deny Newcastle United a penalty when 2-0 down at Villa Park on Saturday.
Saying that, it could be that he’s trying to find excuses for Bruce so we can deflect from the awful truth of our first two performances. We do appear to have been stitched up on both big VAR decisions but in truth it mattered not.
After all, we mustered just one shot on target all afternoon – and even that came via a trickled header in the 96th minute!
Here’s what he had to say after a ‘toe nail offside’ saw us denied a clear penalty at Villa Park, saying it should’ve been given regardless after Martinez’s high boost took out our no.9:
What’s strange is that Keys has very, very rarely come out in support of Newcastle. The manager yes, but not the team and the fans and it does appear that this extraordinary rant is once again a cry for attention.
He needs to take a good long look at himself and realise that he makes comments from a particular part of the world for a reason. He can’t get a job anywhere in the UK Media! I wonder why that is? He smacks to me of a man that think’s he’s important and is trying to maintain his own self-delusion.
That said he may have a point. Martinez did not know Wilson was offside otherwise he wouldn’t have reacted the way he did. For me it was a borderline red card regardless of the retrospective offside decision. Plus, they were supposed to be marginalising decisions like this?!
The Lascelles handball was a laughable decision. If that’s a penalty then we really are ruining the game. But all of this doesn’t hide another performance of little hope. There’s some serious surgery required in that team especially as the eleven chosen was probably most people’s preferred XI.
What the VAR decisions do, do is give people an excuse to deflect away from the main fact that once again we had one shot on target in the entire game and no killer ball or cutting edge. As for our defending? Do me a favour!