Gary Lineker blasts ‘ludicrous handball decision’ as Wolves hit by more VAR controversy after Man Utd shambles

GARY LINEKER has blasted the latest “ludicrous” VAR decision to go against Wolves.

Luton profited from a “nuts” penalty award for handling after the ball ricocheted off Joao Gomes’ leg onto his raised hand in Saturday’s 1-1 Prem draw at Kenilworth Road.

ReutersGary Lineker has criticised the decision to award a penalty after the ball bounced up and hit Wolves star Joao Gomes on his hand[/caption]

GettyLineker hit out at yet another VAR controversy[/caption]

It follows Wolves being denied an obvious last-gasp spot-kick against Manchester United in August.

On that occasion referee Simon Hooper and his VAR team somehow failed to spot Red Devils’ keeper Andre Onana wiping out Sasa Kalajdzic as United held on to win 1-0.

And the verdict from pundits on the new video-replay controversy was just as harsh this time.

Lineker blasted the decision against Brazilian midfield Gomes.

The ex-England striker posted: “Another ludicrous handball penalty decision. On this occasion it’s gone against Wolves and in favour of Luton. Nuts.”

Fans on social media piled in to agree.

One wrote: “This referees are getting worse day by day. What’s VAR doing then?”

Another argued: “VAR needs to be scrapped.”


Carlton Morris tucked home the 65th minute penalty to earn Luton their first point of the season at the fifth attempt.

Jean-Ricner Bellegarde had seen red for Wolves after kicking out at Tom Lockyer on the ground before the interval.

Pedro Neto still put the visitors in front an angle just after the break.

And after Morris’ fortuitous leveller, Chiedozie Ogbene saw a close-range winner for Luton ruled out for offside.

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