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EPL: Premier League Gives Fresh Directive To Referees Over VAR Monitors



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The PGMOL and English Premier League have asked referees to start using pitchside monitors from this weekend.

UK Times reports that the monitor will only be used if a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) recommends changing a decision on a red card.

This is coming after meeting involving English Premier League match officials this week.

Recall that the Premier League had previously recommended monitors should only be used for unseen incidents or incidents which fall outside of a referee’s range of expectations.

However, the new instruction has been given to match officials, to use the monitor when the VAR wants to either upgrade a card to a red or downgrade it to a yellow.

No pitchside monitor has been used in nearly 220 Premier League games played this season.

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