I don't celebrate even when a goal's given, just a fist pump and a yes will do. The moment has passed.
Sad but true. VAR is killing football and making it a laughing stock.
This week is the anniversary of when we won 5-0 at Everton in 82, when we had 2 other goals disallowed. One was by Dalglish when the game was still a contest, where his goal was ruled out for offside, then given, then ruled out again all in about 30 seconds. It's fair to say emotions were running high after it.
There wasn't the resources then to see if the decision was right or not, and nobody cares about it because we took them to the cleaners after half time. But we now have the resources and it would be stupid not to use them. It could have been 7-0 instead of 5-0, and it would never be beaten again.
In those examples you mentioned the fans know that it’s possible a player’s foot may have touched the line so if it goes to the TMO it’s immediate that there is doubt surrounding the score, they still celebrate the try being scored but it’s acceptable that it could be cancelled, the point being they are aware of what is occurring because all the information is at hand immediately using the on screen footage and the comms between the ref & the TMO, the disappointment is therefore less and the decision is acceptable because the fans are involved during the enquiry and can see the reasons why on the big screen.
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If rugby fans can accept it, why can't football fans? Fair enough, if they speak the same language as the referees, they can understand why a decision was changed, but nobody likes a decision changed against them. I suppose it's to do with the culture, where the ref's word is law in rugby, but his word in football is questioned in our sport, by players, pundits, coaches, fans. People demanding to know where he's from and what his allegiances are. You have the LFCTV commentator shrieking that we're all "sick of it" at the weekend, and even when it goes our way, he starts every subsequent report of the said game with his "a game dominated by VAR" catchphrase, even when it was just one decision over 45/90 minutes.
We score 100+ valid goals per season across the various competitions. They all count, because they should count. 90-95% of all the goals we score during the year stand, so it's ok to celebrate the vast majority of the time. A handful are disallowed, but they're disallowed because they have to be, not to be a killjoy. Once a goal is valid, there's no problem.