Anthony Gordon tells Premier League ‘to get rid of VAR or get better’, as Newcastle star seethes at denial of penalty from tackle that meant he ‘had no sock left’

Anthony Gordon has slammed VAR after the failure to award him a penalty in Newcastle’s 3-2 defeat to Manchester United.

Sofyan Amrabat caught Gordon on the back of his ankle, ripping his sock, inside the penalty area, though no spot-kick was awarded.

It comes on the day that it was announced that Premier League clubs will vote over whether VAR should be scrapped next season. 

Gordon refused to blame the referee for not giving a penalty but insisted he didn’t understand the point of VAR.

When asked about next month’s vote, Gordon said: ‘I‘m actually quite fond of it, I’m fond of the idea, it should be a thing that works in the league but it’s not, there’s consistently too many mistakes.

‘We’ve missed too many chances to blame anyone else but we could go 1-0 up and then the game changes. It’s a clear and obvious mistake, I don’t know how you can get it wrong. So either get rid of it or get better. It’s very simple.’

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