That handball in the Dortmund Chelsea game was ridiculous. Defenders have to play with their hands behind their back now.
I dont understand why the rule was changed and everything has to be literal now. That would not have been given 5-6 years ago.
Its not as if there was an outcry in football about handballs being not given. If anything they should be making rules around Diving.
Diving has had more of a negative affect on football than anything.
And it's been eliminated thanks to VAR. It still happens outside the box, but you won't get a penalty for that.
You can't fix the handball law. It's up to each individual ref to determine how much contact and context there is, to make a decision. But if the ball hits your hand, you are liable to concede a penalty, and once it's spotted as it is these days, you can't argue otherwise if it's given.
They did try to do something about it in 2019 with forwards, and it was applied consistently. But that was seen as too consistent, so the rule was adjusted again. Now it's up to what the ref thinks on the day, and some of them take a tougher line on it than others.