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12:00 AM, October 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 10, 2019

Man unplugs VAR to charge cell phone

One of the strangest things took place in the world of football on Tuesday when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was stopped in a Saudi Premier League game between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh as a video referee unplugged the system to charge his cell phone.

The problem was only brought to attention when the referee wanted to review a decision but officials could not help as footage had not been recorded due to the device being unplugged from the main room.

Chairman of the Saudi Arbitration Committee Fernando Trisaco said after the match that the use of VAR was still a problem.

 “As a software, VAR still has many drawbacks,” he said.

Al-Nassr went onto win the league clash thanks to a 49th minute goal from Firas Al-Buraikan.

Al-Hilal are leading the table, closely followed by Al-Wahda with a gap of two points. With the loss, Al-Fateh failed to break their losing streak as they stand at the bottom of the table with just one point.

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