Premier League Clubs Vote To Keep VAR


Source: Africa Publicity

Clubs in the English Premier League except Wolverhampton FC, have voted to maintain Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the League next season.

The clubs had been asked to vote on scrapping VAR from the league next season. The vote became necessary after Wolves sent a proposal to the English FA, calling for the scrapping of VAR from the League. Wolves had said in their proposal that VAR was “undermining the value of the Premier League brand”.

Wolves’ proposal was disclosed at the Premier League clubs’ Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

During the AGM, majority of the Premier League clubs pointed out that they want VAR to be improved rather than abolished.

In a statement after the vote, Wolves indicated that “While we are disappointed with the outcome of the vote on the future of VAR at today’s Annual General Meeting, we acknowledge and accept the decision made by our fellow clubs and we are reassured that the Premier League is taking the concerns of clubs and supporters seriously.”

Wolves added in the statement: “We welcome the commitment to improve VAR, particularly in areas that address delays, consistency, and fan experience.”


“While we still believe that Premier League football would be superior for supporters, players, coaches and viewers without VAR, we think that these improvements are crucial for the integrity of the game and for enhancing the overall matchday experience for our supporters.”

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