Chelsea legend Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris has his say on the failings of VAR. 

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 4:58pm

By Katie Grant

Legendary former Chelsea skipper, Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris is the club’s record appearance holder with 795 games under his belt between 1961 and 1980.

One of the biggest talking points in football this season has been the introduction of VAR into the Premier League. 

VAR has disallowed critical premier league goals on the basis of marginal offside decisions. Decisions such as Firminio’s armpit preventing a goal against Aston Villa have infuriated fans.  

Speaking exclusively on the Martin Bell show, broadcasting every Monday-Thursday from 12-3PM, Ron 'chopper' Harris gave his verdict on the controversial VAR debate. 

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He criticised the application of VAR for instances such as "a boot lace the wrong side of the line". 

"I think it’s a farce to be truthful, they still can’t get it right even with the modern technology". 

Harris is infamous for his ruthless tackling where he gained one of the game’s greatest nicknames, 'chopper'.

As captain he led Chelsea to their first FA Cup in 1970 against arch rivals Leeds United. 1971 also saw the legend lift Chelsea’s first major European trophy – the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Ron 'chopper' Harris is simply a Chelsea legend.

"All VAR is doing is giving ex referees a job", he went on to say.

The Englishman commented that VAR’s inclusion in the premier league lacked value: ‘You get some good decisions and some bad decisions, and they level themselves out over the course’. 

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