We were awful yesterday and deserved to be beaten, but that doesn’t change the fact we were let down by VAR.
Five minutes before the break, James Maddison threw himself into Lascelles to buy his side a penalty. There was outrage on social media and bemusement all around that VAR couldn’t see that he’d dived.
Now, almost 24 hours later, a slow-motion clip has emerged to prove what a blatant piece of cheating it was from Leicester’s number 10.
As you can see below, Maddison is on his way down and mid-flight BEFORE he even gets to Lascelles. Also, it’s Maddison who initiates the contact, which only comes from him dragging that right leg into the skipper as he throws himself to the ground:
We played awfully in the end and completely collapsed in that second half, however the game might just have been different if we went into the break at 0-0.
If we can slow this video down and see it’s a clear and obvious dive, why can’t VAR?