A Rangers representative will attend a historic meeting at Hampden Park today as the introduction of VAR to Scottish football is debated.
Last week, the SFA announced that they would co-host a meeting with the SPFL on the topic at the national stadium, with all Premiership clubs set to get the chance to attend and put forward their thoughts on what has proven to be a controversial topic across world football.
Former Premier League referee Howard Webb is expected to present ‘on the evolution of the technology since its inception and introduction into the Laws of the Game in 2018’ [Scottishfa.co.uk].
In the initial release, it was stated that the Scottish Senior Referees’ Association is in favour of the full introduction of VAR, while SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell labelled its introduction as ‘necessary for the evolution of our domestic game’.
Clubs will not be expected to contribute financially to the training of officials should the system be brought in, with the SFA committing to covering the costs.
Rangers are likely to support the introduction of VAR, given that they have called for it on a number of occasions in the past, including in an official statement in December 2019, not long after Christopher Jullien’s offside goal gave Celtic a 1-0 win over the Gers in the League Cup final.
If accepted, the plan is to use VAR in all Premiership matches and the latter stages of domestic cup competitions.