The day has finally arrived for VAR to be confirmed in Scotland. Or has it. Scottish clubs today vote on the final motion for the technology to be incorporated into Scottish football, with the SPFL already having done everything in their power to secure a no vote.
The biggest farce today of course is that League One and Two clubs will get an equal say to every other club, so Rangers and indeed Celtic’s votes carry the same weight as Elgin City’s, which is just ludicrous.
So we’re ready for a rejection of this pretty much based on the cost. The SPFL have been heavily peddling the financial pressure to try to put clubs off the idea, and the reality is only Rangers have really been vocal about desiring VAR in Scottish football.
The best we got from Celtic is that it makes the country look a bit bad that we don’t have it, rather than them actively wanting it for accuracy purposes.
But since when did Celtic care how Scotland looks, they’re only concerned with self-interest, and it doesn’t serve them to vote for VAR.
Anyway, the vote is today, and we do not expect a win for VAR.
But we’d be thrilled if it did.