The fact that we had to have video to “prove him right” shows that he never should have called it.....think about it. If people had to draw lines and have stop motion video to make sure it was the “right” call then he had no business calling it offsides in the madness and fast pace of actual gameplay. There’s no way he could have called that with certainty.
No he couldn't. But it shows me again why linesmen have imo always given the defender the benefit of any doubt over offside. Even now, if they have any doubt, the flag goes up at the end of the move for VAR to check it. The first call on Saturday looked offside to the naked eye, the second one couldn't see it with the naked eye at all. They took a chance both times and hoped they were right.
When they tried to apply the handball rule in the penalty box, there was outrage when the laws that everyone has signed up to, were applied as agreed. As a club, we agreed to the offside rule applied in the way it is with the FA. As fans, we agree to attend games with VAR in operation, and then we complain when it has to step in and do it's job. Maybe the frame isn't 100% precise, but it's a lot more accurate than human error.