# VAR: Is It Time for a Review of the People Operating It or the Concept?
The introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to the Premier League has been met with mixed reactions from fans, players, and pundits alike. While it has been credited with helping to reduce the number of incorrect decisions made by referees, there have been a number of controversial incidents that have raised questions about the accuracy and consistency of VAR.
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Shay Given and Rory Smith recently sat down to discuss the problems with VAR and why other Premier League clubs need to ask for “a review into the people operating it or into the concept”.
## What Is VAR?
Video Assistant Referees (VAR) is a technology-based system used in association football to assist referees in making decisions. It is used to review decisions made by on-field referees, such as goals, penalties, red cards, and offsides. The system was first introduced in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and has since been adopted by many major leagues around the world, including the Premier League.
## Problems With VAR
Despite its potential to reduce incorrect decisions, there have been a number of controversial incidents involving VAR in the Premier League. These include a number of incorrect decisions being made, as well as long delays in decisions being made. This has led to criticism from fans, players, and pundits alike.
## Why Do We Need a Review?
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Shay Given and Rory Smith recently discussed why they believe other Premier League clubs need to ask for “a review into the people operating it or into the concept”. They argued that while VAR has the potential to reduce incorrect decisions, it is not being used effectively and consistently. They argued that a review is needed to ensure that the system is being used correctly and that any issues are addressed.
## What Happens Now?
It remains to be seen whether other Premier League clubs will call for a review into VAR. However, it is clear that there are issues with the system that need to be addressed if it is to be used effectively and consistently. You can listen to the full Monday Night Club episode [here](https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0gj1g76).