Scott Parker was furious by the award of a contentious penalty and a red card for Joachim Andersen that arguably cost Fulham a win at Newcastle this evening.
The Fulham head coach disagreed with the decision of referee Graham Scott and the video assistant referee Andy Madley and fears for the future of the sport given the way that the technology is now being used. Speaking to Sky Sports after the final whistle, Parker said:
I’ve had a look at it. This isn’t me trying to defend it, but the contact is initially outside the box, he then goes into the box and dives. The game is changing drastically and it isn’t changing for the better. Two years ago, I get it at real speed. What’s puzzling is that we have VAR, I’m not sure if he’s seen a different angle to me.
I’m disappointed we didn’t take three points. I thought the team was fantastic though. Second half, the penalty decision has decided the game.