It's ruining nothing. Every referee wants to have VAR, as it protects them from making wrong decisions 99% of the time. It's their voices that matter.
I'm sure he will post later and confirm it was offside
Seriously though what hasn't already been said that will be said again. Most fans don't like it anymore coz it's just completely ruining our game. It's the new norm as they say. I much prefer the old system
Thanks for typing the first sentence of the post out for me. Saves me having to do it.
As regards the rest, it makes absolutely no difference whether fans like it or not. No fan will ever like a decision given against their team, whether it's by the ref, linesman, fourth official, VAR, FA, FIFA, or IFAB. Just as they don't like it in rugby, cricket, tennis, NFL etc. Neither do I.
However, when the race to get into next year's European Cup is so tight in our case, (it could be a one point difference, a one goal difference, or even one away goal on head to head aggregate) and all that comes with it, then every goal decision in the games must be correct, and millimetres matter. The referee is not handicapped anymore by the "only one look at an incident" he was before. He can see it as many times as the rest of us and if the technology shows the original decision should be overturned, then the decision will be overturned.
Even though we can all see what should happen, the technology did not prove the offside decision given on the pitch at West Brom v Southampton should be overturned, and it was the main story about the game. That's what happens if you just go with the onfield call. Wrong decisions and headlines. West Brom won't be using VAR for much longer, but the league will, and steps have to be put in place to ensure such an incident doesn't happen again.