Former Aston Villa striker Alan McInally unleashes a furious foul-mouthed rant on Twitter on Saturday as West Brom lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Slaven Bilic’s men returned to the Black Country empty-handed but played more than well enough to earn at least a point.
Albion were also the victims of awful VAR decisions which saw David Coote overturn what should have been a penalty for the away side in the second half.
Coote originally pointed to the spot when Bruno Fernandes kicked Conor Gallagher in the shins in the Man United penalty area but, for some reason, he decided it wasn’t a spot-kick after reviewing the incident on the pitch-side monitor.
Moments later, Man United were awarded a penalty when the ball struck Darnell Furlong’s arm in the penalty area even though the right-back – even though there was a clear foul on Gallagher in the build-up.
VAR was used to Man United’s advantage and the pitch-side monitor wasn’t used when it would have been to West Brom’s advantage.
Sky Sports pundit McInally clearly doesn’t want video technology involved in football and, if anything is happy that fans are unable to attend matches at the minute.
“Thank God all you football fans are not buying tickets to watch this f***ing fiasco game that we all love – it used to be called football,” said McInally via his personal Twitter account on Saturday.
“Call it what you want now but it’s not the game we loved.”
McInally then responded to a tweet by former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan which said that there was “no justice” for the Baggies.
The former striker said: “Joke game that we used to love! Call it what you want but it is not football.”
JOKE game that we USED to love !!!! Call it what u want but it is NOT football 😡😡 https://t.co/9bvT0rKA0e
— Alan McInally (@AlanMcInally) November 21, 2020
It’s hard to disagree with McInally here and there are some West Brom fans saying they would rather suffer relegation to the Championship this season in order to avoid being in matches officiated by VAR.
Coote absolutely lost the plot on Saturday.
While you can see in a replay that Fernandes does touch the ball in his challenge on Gallagher, the impact with the West Brom player’s shin is either at the same time or after.
There’s no way he got the ball first.
And even if he did get the ball first, Gallagher was kicked on his shin from a player who was clearly not in control of what he was doing.
We thought we would have calmed down by now after what unfolded on Saturday night but it’s still very raw.
West Brom deserved at least a point out of that game. They were robbed.
In other West Brom news, this Albion player was torn to shreds for his international performance last week.