Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has waded into the debate surrounding VAR and has had his say on the incident involving Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby.
The Everton stopper was not punished for a clattering challenge on Virgil van Dijk which left the Liverpool defender facing the potential of missing the remainder of the season.
While VAR looked at the incident, the focus was on an offside call prior to the challenge and not on the tackle itself - with no further action taken in the following days either.
That has earned immense criticism and similar incidents have also been witnessed elsewhere, with Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan avoiding a red card for a challenge on Porto goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin in the Champions League.
Now, Mourinho, speaking ahead of Tottenham's Premier League clash against Burnley on Monday evening, has hit out at the technology's issues.
“I think the attention [the incidents have received] is based on the fact that there is a VAR. Without VAR, the situations on the pitch happen and the human being, the referee, makes mistakes," he said.
"And you know me for quite a few years – it was difficult for me to accept the human mistakes but I learned and in this moment, I always accept the referee’s mistakes.
“What we don’t accept is the VAR mistakes. So I think if the referee of that match [the Merseyside derby], 100 mph, the situation happened, the linesman gives an offside, everybody would say: 'Ok, it was a bad tackle but it happened and it’s done'.
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“But the problem was there was a VAR. The Porto goalkeeper could be now with a broken leg. And nobody understands how a broken leg for a Porto goalkeeper is transformed into a penalty against them.
"If the referee makes that mistake, everybody understands because the game is 100mph but with the VAR, how can that VAR make that mistake? And the situation of Pickford for me is the same. It’s the VAR, it’s not the referee.”