Premier League Stuff in Football Messageboard Posted September 27 15 minutes ago, Ewood Ace said: The problem is a lack of common sense with refs. Under no circumstances should that the today at Palace yesterday and at Old Trafford and Southampton last week be given hand ball. VAR again led to the wrong decision today. Without VAR none of those penalties are given and no one would complain about them. You can’t subjectively apply common sense to a rule book. Either it’s allowed or it’s not. VAR enables the rules to be better implemented. People complained about referee decisions before VAR so this isn’t new but blaming the technology is missing the point. Referees are STILL making decisions based on the rules, they just have more information available. Removing VAR just increases the likelihood of guesswork and even more mistakes. The problem with VAR is the rule book itself.