Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has hit out on the guidelines regarding handball incidents within the English Premier League (EPL) following Chelsea’s 0-0 draw towards Manchester United on Sunday.
Man Uniteds’ workforce had been aggravated to not have been awarded a penalty within the first half when Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood contested for the ball, which bounced up and appeared to hit each gamers’ arms contained in the 18-yard field.
VAR known as referee Stuart Attwell however he determined to not give a spot-kick after consulting the on-pitch display.
Recall that the EPL has issued an announcement to clarify the choice to not award Manchester United a penalty in Sunday’s conflict towards Chelsea.
Reacting, Shearer mentioned the referees act as if they “haven’t received a clue.”
“I don’t wish to see it given as handball, however if you have a look at the legal guidelines… have a look at the Chelsea gamers, they’re interesting for handball, however it hits Callum Hudson-Odoi’s arm,” Shearer informed BBC Sport.
“Below the legal guidelines, that needs to be a penalty. I don’t suppose it needs to be, however due to the legal guidelines.
“Now there may be a lot confusion, the referees are confused, they haven’t received a clue what is correct and improper.
“It’s been tweaked. It’s been modified mid-season to accommodate it. Whether or not the hand’s excessive, whether or not pure, unnatural, you’ve got sleeves, the inconsistencies each week.
“I used to be at Southampton vs Wolves, and the ball was smashed from two yards, 100mph, hits his arm, penalty, however there was nothing he might do.
“Twenty minutes later, the defender’s arm is out from 20 yards, doesn’t give a penalty. Final week, West Brom vs Burnley, that wasn’t given. There’s a lot confusion round this legislation. It’s unimaginable, the referees haven’t received a clue.
“It’s not vital of referees in any respect. It’s vital of the system, what they’re informed to do. One factor it’s this, then it adjustments sport to sport. The legislation shouldn’t be tweaked mid-season.
“They’re confused, they don’t know what to present. It’s like a rabbit within the headlights, they don’t know in the event that they’re coming or going. We had been informed just a few years in the past they wouldn’t re-referee video games, most profit, minimal intervention.
“Clear and apparent for the howlers, none of that has occurred. The referees are worse now than 4 or 5 years in the past. It’s so complicated.”