Chelsea Boss Emma Hayes Demands VAR In WSL And Says Lack Of Tech Makes Them ‘Feel Like Second Class Citizens’

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After a controversial goal was scored in Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, manager Emma Hayes feels women’s football should be ‘demanding’ the inclusion of goal-line technology and VAR.

The Blues were defeated by the Gunners in the Women’s Super League opener on Sunday, but replays revealed Beth Mead was offside before scoring the game’s third and decisive goal.

Hayes claimed the lack of technology makes the women’s game seem like “second class citizens” after a weekend of heavy coverage on Sky Sports and the BBC.

‘It’s a yard offside. The positive is there’s goals for fans and a brilliant weekend for women’s football, there’s been good attendances,’ Hayes said.

‘The negative is that by putting our product in such a brilliant place with Sky in particular, it means everybody’s asking the question: “well why don’t we have goal-line technology and why don’t we have VAR?”.

Source: Daily Mail

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