Written by Jack Pitt-Brooke Produced by Tifo Studios

Every time VAR gives another marginal offside, the frustration is the same. A blurry freeze-frame, an imprecise line, and an attacker judged offside by millimetres.

It happens almost every week now, provoking the accusation that the offside law has been broken by VAR.

But the facts speak differently. Offsides are at an historic low and falling. Maybe that is why they are so frustrating now when they do happen? It feels more like an arbitrary imposition than it ever used to.

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