Wolves chairman criticizes VAR in passionate statement after latest controversial decision

Wolves Chairman Jeff Shi addressed the controversial decision that denied his team a point against West Ham. After Max Kilman’s late header was ruled out for offside, the referee deemed Wolves substitute Tawanda Chirewa to be in an offside position and blocking the view of the goalkeeper. Manager Gary O’Neil criticized the call, calling it “possibly the worst decision” he has ever seen.

In a statement, Shi supported his manager and expressed concern over the remote disallowing of the goal. He urged the Premier League and PGMOL to address these concerns to uphold the competition’s integrity. Shi also acknowledged the efforts of the coaching staff and players, highlighting their performance this season despite controversial officiating affecting game outcomes.

He mentioned the unconventional offside procedure used to review Kilman’s goal, emphasizing the referee’s critical interpretation in determining whether Chirewa was interfering with play. The match saw Wolves leading at halftime through a penalty before West Ham equalized and scored a late winning goal. Shi concluded by expressing hope for the league to address the concerns and uphold the integrity of the competition.

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