For those of you who missed the drama, Africa’s biggest club game descended into chaos last Friday.
Wydad Casablanca refused to play on in their clash with Tunis Esperance after a moerse stuff-up with the VAR system.
After Wydad had a goal ruled out, they appealed for the decision to be reviewed. But the VAR wasn’t working. The TV box was there on the touchline, but it was offline.
And the officials didn’t notify the teams before kickoff. Were they hoping that they wouldn’t need it?
Anyway, they went ahead with the game and when it was needed, the bomb exploded.
With VAR now part of the game, how did they think that they could just go on without it?
If the floodlights in the stadium was out would they have played the game?
If the goalline tech wasn’t working, would they have gone ahead with the game?
You can’t play the game without a referee or a linesman, so how can you play without the VAR?
At least they could have let the teams know.
But now the teams will get a fair shot at the title in a proper final when they replay the match after the Afcon tournament.