As Ibrox Noise’s Derek earlier explained, the SPFL have effectively rejected VAR in Scotland, by pricing clubs completely out of the technology.
Previously, Scottish clubs were already baulking at the £100,000 a year fee the system would cost per club to install, so to strangle the scheme completely Neil Doncaster and co doubled the price.
It’s not happening.
Scottish clubs outside Rangers and Celtic could barely afford a hundred k as it was, and doubling that amount only hammers the final nail in the coffin of the idea.
Scotland. The only country that hasn’t got VAR and is doing everything it can to stop the tech from being introduced.
Like it or not, the SPL has two superpowers of football, teams colossally bigger than all the rest – and for a league with teams that big in it to lack VAR is embarrassing.
But it gets worse – for the governing body to downright scheme the rejection of the setup coming here really sums up how backwards this nation is on so many levels, and how it goes beyond embarrassment to witness the farce of Scottish football.
Whether Derek’s right and it’s down to Celtic barely even matters, the reality of the SPFL hijacking the potential for making Scottish football fair is everything you need to know about the psychology of our sport.
Not a single turkey votes for Christmas, and not a single club outside Rangers will vote for a £200,000 a year tech.