In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Daily Star (December 30th 2019) which is all about VAR. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So VAR Out Of Sight
This headline is taken from the Daily Star’s sports pages and refers to Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Wolves on December 27th. The title is a play on the phrase ‘so far out of sight’ which means that something cannot be seen anymore because it is so far ahead of everything else. Liverpool’s victory means they are now 13 points clear of second place Leicester with a game in hand (played one game fewer) which means that they are so far out in front that they are out of sight – most people now feel that they will win the Premier League title. In their victory over Wolves there were two VAR-related incidents which helped the Reds to their victory and this is why VAR is mentioned in the headline. The first one involved the opening goal from Sane which the referee eventually allowed to stand after doubts over a handball, while the second one ruled out a Wolves equaliser after the forward was found to be offside.
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