A pundit for BBC Sport has spoken a good deal about Fabian Schar.
Chris Sutton talks about the Premier League events this weekend, especially the game at Molineux.
The Newcastle United defender was named “This week’s winner of the simulation game” by the BBC Sport analyst.
Chris Sutton made reference to the incident in which Callum Wilson’s penalty kick gave Newcastle a 2-1 lead after Hwang Hee-chan fouled Fabian Schar.
The BBC Sport analyst, however, chose to think that Schar dove to obtain the penalty and won the “simulation” award just before Man City’s Rodri, who was fouled by Rasmus Hojlund and went on to win a penalty.
Chris Sutton, a BBC Sport pundit, on Radio 5 Live Sport:
“Are you aware of who won the simulation game this week?
Rodri’s was absurd, while Fabian Schar’s was a Swiss roll.
“Why did he descend in such manner?
“Fabian, you are a good player, but that wasn’t a really amazing moment.
It wasn’t a very successful professional moment.
“You are far superior to it.
Simply put, quit.
“You’re a skilled player. Just stop doing it.
“It makes no difference where you are in the globe. We are going to find you.
“These are the [simulation] awards that you will win, even though you don’t want to.”
In both cases, VAR intervened.
The referee on the field did not witness Hojlund’s blatant foul on Rodri, but VAR informed him of it. Was Rodri overplaying his role? Of course. But I believe that people like Erik Ten Hag ought to give the opportunity for the penalty to be awarded after criticizing his striker for inadequate marking.
Similar to this, Hwang Hee-chan mishandled the ball, causing Fabian Schar and him to get into a genuine tangle. The referee awarded the penalty, and after a protracted delay, VAR decided there was no need to request that the referee check it for an egregious mistake.
Similar to the Man City penalty, in my opinion, the Schar penalty is a spot-kick judgment that you wouldn’t consent to be against you. Like with VAR, I’ve seen the NUFC vs. Wolves incident several times, but I’m not positive how much contact Schar had or if a penalty was given. Consequently, VAR could not overturn when they are witnessing same events. Had the penalty not been awarded, VAR would not have deemed that to be an egregious mistake either, and they would have upheld the referee’s ruling.