The Video Assistant Referees (VAR) from Premier League will begin to implement thicker lines in the forward positions from next season.
La IFAB (International Football Association Board), It does not specify the maximum thickness of the offside lines in the rules of the game, so there are no problems in its modification.
According to The Times, the objective is to benefit the team that is attacking, after Premier League clubs gave their opinion on this issue in a VAR poll last season.
In this way, if an arm or a foot is slightly advanced, it will not be penalized as severely, as was done with the previous system.
This idea had already been adopted by the Eredivisie where they have a margin of error of 10 centimeters.
Recently, Harry Kane, delatero del Tottenham, He had referred to how strict the VAR is: “There have been many goals where the margin of error is very small, which leads to an offside.”
“This makes it difficult for us to score a goal, which is one of the best feelings you have when you play football,” added.
“When the VAR came, the fans thought: ‘Ok now we’ll have a definitive answer, it’s red or it’s not red’, but it’s still a matter of opinion even with the VAR”, ended.