West Ham will be lobbying for the new handball rule to be scrapped when the International Football Association Board (Ifab) holds its annual meeting on February 29.
The absurdity of seeing Robert Snodgrass’ goal ruled out as a result of unavoidable arm contact from Declan Rice at Sheffield United has convinced not only the Irons but most other Premier League clubs the rule must be binned.
And a Hammers insider told ClaretandHugh this evening that they believe there has to be a time limit of 30 seconds on VAR decisions when deciding if a goal is offside or not.
He said that if it wasn’t possible to make a decision in half a minute by VAR then the referee’s original verdict should be upheld.
He said: “It’s all taking far too long at times and it’s unfair to the fans inside the stadium – both issues are likely to get unanimous support by chairman across the League where managers have made their feeling clear this is the way forward. The handball rule simply has to go and we need that VAR improvement too”