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Allegri fears video ref turning soccer into baseball



Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri fears the use of video refereeing is turning football into a long -drawn out American sports extravaganza after the Serie A champions drew 2-2 at Atalanta .

Sunday ’ s game in Bergamo was dominated by the use of VAR — video assistant referee — once to cancel a Mario Mandzukic goal for Juventus and the second awarding the Turin side a contentious penalty after a handball.

“ We ’ ll end up like baseball in the United States , where there are constant stoppages and we sit there eating nuts until the match ends at midnight, ” complained Allegri after his side saw their winning run this season stalled .

“ In my view , technology should only be used on objective situations – offside, in or out of the box, over the line or not – but when it comes to subjective situations , people are never going to agree . That ’ s sport.

“ If we want football to be a sport that is no longer a sport, then use VAR on every incident. ”

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