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Premier League clubs to vote on scrapping VAR June 6

Chelsea’s players warm up prior to the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on May 15, 2024. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Premier League clubs will be given the chance to scrap VAR from next season when they vote on the controversial review system at their annual general meeting next month.

Wolves have submitted a resolution to abolish VAR to the Premier League, triggering a vote of the top flight’s 20 teams on June 6.

The Molineux club said VAR is “undermining the value of the Premier League brand” after another season marred by a host of debatable decisions.

In order for VAR to be axed by the Premier League, 14 of the 20 clubs will have to vote against it.

Wolves are expected to canvas other clubs in order to gain support before the meeting.

VAR was introduced in the Premier League in 2019 with the aim of helping referees avoid clear and obvious errors that had marred matches in the past.

But there have been numerous controversies surrounding the technology this season as the PL managers and fans grow increasingly vocal in their disdain for the system.

“The introduction of VAR in 2019/20 was a decision made in good faith and with the best interests of football and the Premier League at its heart,” a Wolves statement said.

“However, it has led to numerous unintended negative consequences that are damaging the relationship between fans and football, and undermining the value of the Premier League brand.

“The decision to table the resolution has come after careful consideration and with the utmost respect for the Premier League, PGMOL and our fellow competitors.

“Our position is that the price we are paying for a small

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