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SFA will give Scottish clubs the chance to reject VAR!

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The SFA is to ASK clubs whether or not they want to introduce VAR technology!

While Cyprus and Malta use the system and the SFA accept suspensions from friendly matches in Switzerland they seem very reluctant to cut back on honest mistakes in the Scottish game.

In February VAR will be used at Celtic Park and Ibrox for Europa League matches, in June it will be operational at Hampden for the European Championships.

Rather than get the systems installed at 10 more top flight grounds the SFA will ask permission as the Daily Mail reports:

The SFA will ask clubs to decide on the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to Scottish football early in the New Year.

Chief Executive Ian Maxwell has commissioned a study into the costs and benefits of implementing the controversial system.

And the nation’s chairmen will now be asked if they are willing to foot an estimated bill of £1million a year to bring Scottish football into line with England and many of the world’s leagues.

Next season the SPFL will start a new £25m/year television deal with Sky Sports.

Goal-line technology has been in place in the EPL since the start of the 2013/14 season but again Scottish football seems reluctant to rule out human error.

Without using VAR on a weekly basis Scottish referees are being phased out of lucrative Champions League appointments where the match team of officials is backed up by VAR officials from their own country.

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