Mike Dean Makes A Shocking Revelation About His VAR Decision In Chelsea vs Tottenham Match
Mike Dean, who had been in charge of VAR in the Chelsea vs Tottenham game, has made a revelation about his controversial decision involving the Cucurella hair-pulling incident.
A decision that changed the tide of the game and reduced the points of Thomas Tuchel’s side on Sunday, August 14, 2022, remained one of the most talked about events in the history of football as a result of controversial VAR and officiating decisions.
Mike Dean who had been in charge of VAR during the London derby Chelsea vs Tottenham, has come out to admit that he had been wrong in the decision-making of the hairpulling incident involving Marc Cucurella and Romero.
According to the Mirror UK:
Mike Dean has admitted that he was wrong not to instruct referee Anthony Taylor to review Tottenham Hotspur’s controversial late equaliser against Chelsea on the pitch-side VAR monitor.
According to Mailsports as well the VAR official also revealed:
“In the few seconds I had to study [Cristian] Romero pulling [Marc] Cucurella’s hair, I didn’t deem it a violent act. I’ve since studied the footage… and I should have asked Taylor to visit his pitch-side monitor.”
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea players, retired football stars and football fans had been shocked by the decision taken in the game as hairpulling is viewed as violent conduct in sports.