Howard Webb told to sack VAR official who awarded Brentford’s goal vs Arsenal

Ex-Premier League referee, Keith Hackett, has called for Lee Mason to be sacked following his error during Arsenal vs Brentford.

Mason failed to sufficiently investigate the controversial goal that saw the Bees equalize at the Emirates.

Arsenal took the lead through Leandro Trossard, before Ivan Toney headed home from close range.

But replays showed Christian Norgaard was offside when he headed the ball back across for Toney to score.

The goal was allowed to stand despite a lengthy VAR check which lasted more than three minutes.

Hackett, who refereed in the Premier League for almost 20 years, has now advised new PGMOL chief Howard Webb to fire Mason.

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He said: “Howard Webb is now in charge of the PGMOL. One of the first things he should do is dismiss permanent VAR operator Lee Mason.

“This weekend, Mason lets another referee down by not disallowing the Brentford goal for offside. These are decisions that VAR should get right.”

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