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Premier League VAR change will give advantage to attacker with 'thicker lines'

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Premier League referees are set to use thicker lines when judging narrow VAR offside calls to help reduce controversy next season.The 2020/21 campaign saw a number of players deemed offside by the tightest of margins, with attackers penalised for their armpits, hands or feet being marginally in front of the last defender.This rule proved deeply unpopular with Premier League supporters, meaning top-flight chiefs have decided to change it for the 2021/22 season.According to The Times, VAR officials will use thicker lines to hand attackers a bigger margin for error, putting an end to so-called armpit offsides.The change will have a drastic impact on matches next term after several goals were chalked off last season by the slightest of.

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