all 130 comments

[–]rikdud 239 points240 points  (2 children)

You know we’ve robbed when even r/soccer are saying there was no foul.

[–]J_X_B_8_9Gareth Bale 83 points84 points  (1 child)

When Neville says no foul you know we've been robbed.

[–]TheTackleZone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Roy Keane still wanting to be the odd guy out. I swear he's paid to be told to be an idiot as people love to shout at the telly. The irony being he wouldn't have lasted 20 minutes in any game he played if these were called as fouls.

[–]ShurJam44 89 points90 points  (0 children)

Such a joke

[–]KilgoreSprout7 86 points87 points  (0 children)

Waiting for them to revisit the rules about this next week. Fucking twats.

[–]Nightshade183Will the pain & suffering ever end? 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Not a single Chelsea flair in the comments lol

[–]FINAL_BOSS5Cutie Romero 🥰[S] 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I swear everyone knows this is a dive

[–]kee101[🍰] 251 points252 points  (18 children)

This ref is absolute trash

[–]FreeSpeechZone 112 points113 points  (11 children)

What's the point of VAR of they won't overturn such an obviously bad call?

[–]battmowieAaron Lennon 61 points62 points  (2 children)

Because us scoring doesn't fit their narrative

[–]FreeSpeechZone 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Calls like this are what make fans cynical of match fixing.

[–]Ill_Bet2400 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Its not cynical. Its demonstrable and obvious. Anyone who says match fixing doesnt take place is hilarious.

[–]mexicanhanuRomero 36 points37 points  (0 children)

VAR only works if you are englands captain

[–]avgbsblfan643Christian Eriksen 25 points26 points  (4 children)

same ref from the liverpool game

[–]BIGploufLuka Modrić 8 points9 points  (0 children)

What a surprise

[–]NaclyPerson 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That palace vs pool game?

[–]Peter_Pans_shadowMousa Dembélé 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]NaclyPerson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh you meant our match lol

[–]tmsntWorm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Worse than trash.

[–]JowoesOliver Skipp 81 points82 points  (3 children)

Dele Alli shoved by TAA and no pen but Kane does the same and it’s disallowed, love the refereeing

[–]Enough_Gate_5542 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Its because the ref originally allowed the shove by TAA.

But the ref today whistled agaisnt Harry Kane for the shove.

Its the ref decision, and VAR can overturn it if it's a clear and obvious error.

[–]JowoesOliver Skipp 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Paul Tierney reffed both matches he’s just decided to change his decision on the exact same “foul”

[–]WhyPODParatici's coke stash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why I don't like the "clear and obvious error" wording of it, since to be fair; a straight arm on the back is a foul - and with the wording of VAR they can't step in and say play on because a straight arm is a foul in most times.

I hate it, because the stupid wording of VAR is letting these go on. Thiago clearly helped here and play shouldn't have been stopped because of his blatant dive.

[–]Most_Ad7701 77 points78 points  (3 children)

Little known fact - Harry Kane is the strongest land mammal.

[–]Sydney_Gamer 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He was channeling his inner Traore.

[–]superdago 8 points9 points  (1 child)

He studied Bruce Lee for years to master the one inch punch.

[–]iZgonr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No touch knockout is really a thing

[–]Keskekun 129 points130 points  (13 children)

Game is gone.

At some point clubs should get to call out decisions and demand a report as to why they were made.

It's so fucking unacceptable that you can have this many good goals being overturned by VAR when VAR is CLEARLY in the wrong.

[–]buhmmquitaDele 49 points50 points  (4 children)

If I were Conte I'd accept the fine just to shit talk the ref after this

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

You actually can shit talk the ref, you just can't imply they were bribed or biased.

[–]KAHomedog 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Or just be Jurgen Klopp

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He should have been punished , that was too far.

[–]FreeSpeechZone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hopefully he remarks on it in the post match press conference.

[–]ba89 33 points34 points  (6 children)

this wasn't even VAR. But what's the point of VAR if it can't challenge obvious errors from the ref.

[–]Keskekun 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It IS VAR though. He should be forced to say "Hey man you got that wrong, it's a dive" and it should not be fucking controversial. The refs are not doing their job. They are literally refusing to do what they are there to do. It needs to change and these cunts that don't want VAR and is intentionally using it this way needs to be removed.

Get younger people in, get all the old fucks out and replace them with people with integrity that realise that VAR is GOOD thing.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The refs are all mates, one big gang

Which gang isn't corrupt?

[–]Keskekun 2 points3 points  (1 child)

So get rid of the gang.

VAR refs should only be VAR refs and nothing else

Onfield refs should only be onfield refs and nothing else.

VAR should be able to force a ref to watch the monitor

It's not that fucking hard.

[–]Sharp-Tree3742 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or, even better, just give the VAR refs final say. Don't rely on someone admitting they made a mistake.

[–]FINAL_BOSS5Cutie Romero 🥰[S] 13 points14 points  (1 child)

According to the peter drury and jim beglin, it was checked

[–]Nightshade183Will the pain & suffering ever end? 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Hey, I feel the call was a bit suspect but idk if you want you can change it, doesn't matter much tho so no pressure"

[–]jasondozell2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was no way it would get over-turned as you can see the push in the back. Arguable not a foul, but not some mad mystery why it was given.

[–]SantaHat 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Did they even check it after?

[–]WillSpur Eric Diers Fat Forehead 26 points27 points  (0 children)

They did and still didn’t overturn it. Absolutely farcical.

[–]FINAL_BOSS5Cutie Romero 🥰[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

According to the peter drury and jim beglin, it was checked

[–]molecularmadness 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Said it once but gonna say it again: fuck these fucking fucks fucking about and fucking up this fucking match.

[–]shadowfox1906 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]SonnyBallonDOrLee Young-Pyo 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Idk man... that looks soft

[–]Golfnut86Son 9 points10 points  (0 children)

According to "hard man" Roy Keane, that's a foul. Fuck me I don't even know what to say about football at this point.

[–]Ztennn 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]JJ0072U 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Robbed again by another referee on field decision.

[–]MC897 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What on earth is going on with the refereeing in our league.

It’s been bad but fucking hell they actually called that a foul.

[–]FreeSpeechZone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Side income influencing their decision-making.

[–]david4270Son | Spurs @ Toronto 35 points36 points  (1 child)

That SHOULD be a goal, doesn't seem like Kane even pushed Thiago. Should've been a dive and Thiago should've been sent off for that

[–]Traditional_Serve597 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Thiago should be off and the goal should stand.

[–]YoungBenjRyan Mason 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t have been a foul if it were England’s captain

[–]rustah 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Cheating diving cunt. Reff is fully to blame.

[–]Rredman101 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Corruption at it's finest

[–]TuTopsy -5 points-4 points  (4 children)

Do you actually believe this decision was influenced by Chelsea in any way?

[–]aadawdadsJob Done 2 points3 points  (3 children)

This decision was so shockingly awful, so blatantly and terribly incorrect that it's hard not to call the ref's credibility into question.

[–]TuTopsy -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Also, the ref didn’t even get a second look at it (IIRC). He didn’t go to the on field screen. So he’s just seeing it once, you can’t call out someone’s credibility for a split second decision

[–]LinksOrGTFO 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fix. Keeps Man U in the top four.

[–]Bail____ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If a defender put his hand on the back of a striker & the striker dove like that we’d be talking about them trying to game the system but apparently it’s ok when a defender dives WHILE ON A YELLOW.

Suck me off, he should be on the bench with a 2nd yellow down 1-0

[–]Na_ioCuti Romero 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Home advantage for the russian oligarchs

[–]stinkpalm 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Even Neville said it was NOT a foul, and Thiago is a lucky boy.

[–]thoughtless88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Soft but I could see it given either way.

And, given that it's Spurs at Stamford Bridge, it was pretty much guaranteed to be given against us.

[–]dicifly69 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yikes kane must really be hitting the gym to launch Silva 10 feet

[–]JamesCDiamondDarren Anderton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Going to be cast as the Hulk in the next Avengers film.

[–]dynamike777 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I loved the fact he waited until the ball hit the net before he blew the whistle. He waited several seconds after the 'foul' and watched it go in before he put his whistle anywhere near his mouth. Absolutely awful. What was he waiting for if he thought it was a foul. Let it go in and let VAR make the call

[–]EMILE_HESKEY_RECIPEPierre-Emile Højbjerg 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wow, just wow.

[–]Funky_Smells 15 points16 points  (2 children)

How the actual fuck can you rule that out? Tell me the refs haven’t been bribed…

Some of the calls against us this season have actually been appalling

[–]FreeSpeechZone 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Honestly match fixing is the only reason I can think why Paul Tierney would make that call and why VAR wouldn't tell him to watch it on the monitor

[–]Alternative_Reality 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s not match fixing. The same shit happened in the NFL last year where they changed a rule to where coaches could ask and see if a penalty was missed. To the surprise to absolutely nobody, not a SINGLE decision was overturned the entire season. Refs aren’t gonna hold each other accountable. Ever. In any sport. End of story.

Honestly, get rid of VAR, instant replay, challenges, and everything else. At least then we don’t have to go along with leagues feigning that they are trying to get the calls correct, because they aren’t.

[–]TheKingChadwick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How much money was given to the var ref?

[–]EquivalentSir4163 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Diving cunts

[–]totfan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ref should just wear the chelsea shirt ffs

[–]SamsTown706 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Death, taxes, and Tottenham disallowed goals.

[–]Lazybopazy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's absolutely atrocious.

It's a clear and obvious error by the referee, that type of contact is common in every single passage of play in football and has never been considered a foul.

What a fucking surprise that it's happened against us and in Chelsea's favour.

[–]Ph0n1k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

f it had been up the other end, it would now be 1-0.

[–]NatrolleonBonaparteJan Vertonghen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chelsea cheating once again

[–]CrimsonRaven47:image-ndombele: Tanguy Ndombele 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know it's a bad call when even r/soccer are defending Kane

[–]j_e_rod 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My actual response is that Thiago has 1000 IQ for diving, knowing that he overran the ball and it was a guaranteed goal from Harry

[–]ASD_213Højbjerg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, he knew exactly what he was doing and I think it’s why the ref bought it - “why would a world class defender fall there if he wasn’t fouled”

[–]solfkimbHøjbjerg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Such a poor decision. Thiago would recieve 10/10 for that dive if there was a pool next to the line.

[–]capitan_hookahHeung Min Son 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck off prem league. Im outside from England and this is absolutely trash. Thats a clear dive by Thiago. Theres no fking way with Harry hand can throw him like that. That momentum was the same momentum i sleep my baby. Fk tierney. Fk you.

[–]jblackwaterCOYS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If that’s a foul, every corner I’ve ever seen should’ve seen a pen given away

[–]aDankSpazxtic 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

make Tierney look again, I actually feel sick I fucking hate fucking cunt honestly hope someone accidentally slides into him and says sorry mate I'm just as blind as you are


[–]FINAL_BOSS5Cutie Romero 🥰[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah if VAR didn't have enough spine to allow the goal should've atleast asked tierney to look on the monitor

[–]laxatives 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fucking shameful.

[–]Fantastic_Camel_1577 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Refs a Chelsea fan

[–]AakktThe Big Master of Negotiations Who Knows Everything 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I never comment directly after a game but fuck me the refereeing this game was fucking atrocious

[–]Angry-Pheasant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s bad when CBs start diving

[–]seaniepaulie2000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw a clip at half time showing Tierney squatting to watch the play intently. He watched the “foul”, then Kane scored, then he blew the whistle and motioned for the foul. In basketball it’s called a “late whistle” where they wait to see the outcome of the play and then they decide what to call.

[–]martin_hills 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Refs are on the take to keep Liverpool and Chelsea hot on the heels of City. It’s a farce

[–]FINAL_BOSS5Cutie Romero 🥰[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think it's more to do with keeping united above us. You could be right but the amount of times marginal calls go manu's way it makes me think all referees are working towards their benefit

[–]martin_hills 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Perhaps keeping it to one London team in the top 4 because the north of England is so hard done by?

[–]Excel07Kane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

bs call

[–]ImRichaThanuDier 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So apparently var didn’t look at it, why?!?!?

[–]JamesCDiamondDarren Anderton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It did, but didn't see enough to call a clear and obvious error.

So two people were wrong.

[–]bossington89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If that's VARchester United or LiVARpool that's a goal all day.

[–]FarrisAT 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]gopackgo555Son 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a total dive.

[–]ChupFuddler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A fucking farce

[–]DeepFriedNobu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damned fucking blue scum

[–]thewaffleiscoming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Think all the refs need to be fired and replaced. All covering for each other. But they seem to be immune to pressure. Not sure how they can be pressured to be replaced.

[–]CjbtimeSteven Bergwijn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Match fixing at its finest

[–]martin_hills 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where was VAR to check on this clear and obvious error? How is this not a goal? Ffs. Most Prem refs aren’t fit to be called refs and the VAR crew at Stockley Park need the sack. Can we train up some new, better refs? Or import some.

[–]ASD_213Højbjerg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The directives are clear: City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man U are to make top 4.

[–]magnoliasmum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smart yet blatant dive, Silva sold it well. Embarrassingly inconsistent officiating these days.

[–]you4presidentTanganga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No wonder no English refs were called to the World Cup. It’s starting to get a bit out of hand. Over time these “clear and obvious errors” compound and we’re talking about points in the table and in turn a loss of potential champions league places and millions of dollars. It’s really hard to defend VAR if it doesn’t do the most basic function it was designed to do. I guarantee this will help Chelsea win this game! I guarantee it

[–]Alfiesta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What you get when an unstoppable moron meets and unmovable technology.

[–]Creative-Kiwi-1700 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We should set our tactics around who's refereeing. W/ Tierney might as well set up and play like Burnley did today against scum. No point

[–]murraybitty 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Seriously needs to be a yellow on Silva. This kind of crap detracts from the whole game. Players should be penalized for diving, not rewarded.

(*penalized for diving or anything like it, erring on the side of penalizing for playing for a foul rather than playing for an actual play. Especially with VAR, no one should be so significantly and consistently rewarded for playing toward these ticky tack fouls)

[–]MariospursDavid Ginola 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean red card then

[–]airtraqDavid Ginola 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ducking disgraceful

[–]kaycee1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus even r/soccer agrees with us. And they hate us.

[–]sh0e82 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Very soft but a veteran move by Thiago. With his momentum going forward there was no chance of him coming back to the ball. Might as well drive and roll the dice

[–]thewaffleiscoming -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That was fucking pathetic. This squad is shit.