Pilots drafted in to help Premier League VAR operators learn to communicate effectively in wake of Liverpool error against Spurs

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Pilots were reportedly drafted in to help Premier League VAR operators learn to communicate effectively.

According to The Times, the Premier League, troubled by VAR blunders, took a desperate step of involving British Airways pilots to enhance communication between the TV room officials and on-field referees.

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High-profile errors, notably the Luiz Diaz incident when Liverpool met Spurs in September and the more recent Anthony Gordon goal against Arsenal, prompted the league authorities to undertake the surprise measure.

Pilots Chris Heaven and Pete Nataraj made a presentation which aimed to instill clarity in referee communication by discouraging informal talks and putting more emphasis on clear, focused dialogue. PGMOL have released a couple of VAR audio clips to remain transparent to fans which drew ire from various sections over the use of informal phrases such as “good process” and “cheers, mate” during reviews.

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