--- Et for meg fornuftig synspunkt på noe av problemet rundt dette:
Clearly when so many referees make the same mistake, the fault can no longer belong to them as individuals. But when referees are being even harsher than the UEFA guidance, that suggests it is not even an issue of technical wording. But a problem with the technology itself. Even though the VAR guidelines say that slow-motion should only be used to determine contact with the arm, with full-speed replays to determine intent.
Football is a fast-moving fluid game, combative and physically draining. In the frantic rush of a busy penalty area, sometimes the ball will hit an arm, hand or elbow, even when no-one intended it to. But when that particular collision is isolated, taken out of its context, slowed down and replayed over and over and over again, it will look different. As if the arm’s position was unnatural on purpose. As if the handball was deliberate all along. There is now an inevitability now when referees consult the VAR screen, because the contact is so obvious, even if the intent is not.
For as long as these handball decisions are pored over frame by frame, they will always look more intentional than they do in the normal flow of things. They will continue to distort the game, away from the expectations of fans, away from the practices of defending, because they have not woken up to the fact that fast action looks different slowed down. If governing bodies cannot adjust to that, and apply a fairer standard to defenders, then VAR will continue to award these penalties that feel so out of place