West Ham United cruised past Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, but the game wasn’t short of controversy.

Ezri Konsa was sent off in the second half, but many believed the challenge before that from Kortney Hause was more of a sending-off offence.

Trevor Sinclair has labelled VAR as clueless as the defender wasn’t sent off for elbowing Pablo Fornals in the face.

Speaking live on talkSPORT this morning, Sinclair was clearly raging over the decision, and rightly so.

“I’m not sure the red was a red, but the challenge seconds before that is ridiculous,” he said.

“That is as red as you can get, he’s literally tried to break his jaw. VAR have looked at that, and said, ‘no, we don’t think he’s endangered the player’ – that shows to me that they are clueless.

“The people looking at that incident don’t have a clue what intent is, what endangering a player is. To let that one ride, and then give a red. I thought that was ridiculous.”


There is simply no excuse for the VAR to get this one wrong, they have the ability to rewatch an incident multiple times at different angles.

How on earth this wasn’t seen as dangerous play, we have no idea.

Fornals was past Hause, he had knocked the ball beyond him and the defender simply turned his back and swung an arm.

The Spaniard was left crumbled on the floor, but he picked himself up and fired home the third goal in what was a perfect afternoon after that.

It was the perfect response, but VAR simply has to take a good look at itself because right now, the consistency on show is embarrassing.

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