Premier League have just announced the shocking VAR Error By referees of Chelsea vs Totheham Huspor- PGMOL under scrutiny over surprising VAR mistake made by The Referee during the Chelsea vs Totheham match after awarding to Red card to Totheham Huspor players.
Football’s tangled web of emotions teaches us all great things. How many emotions do you experience on a regular basis? When I was trying to catch a spider with the lid of a hairspray and a Boots Christmas voucher last night, the answer was originally two: dread, mixed with a dash of pride that I was taking on this challenge.
A new range was unleashed when the lid proved too small and the spider scurried down the door and onto my jeans. This time it was a combination of disdain and the prickling expectation of a future fear. What if I forgot about it by the morning and reached for the spider-home jeans carelessly?
Scientists now believe we experience between 27 and 34,000 different emotions, however most individuals can confidently name only three as they occur. These are joy, sadness, and rage.
I saw all 34,000 during Tottenham vs. Chelsea 4 last week, but due to page constraints, I won’t be able to list them all here.
It’s yet another reason why watching football should be added to the national curriculum. Isn’t it beneficial for children to be emotionally aware from a young age? Before the first break, have them watch Chelsea 4 Man City 4 with an emotion wheel and a pencil.
Because a goal in football represents such a significant shift in fortunes for both teams – as opposed to, say, a three-pointer in basketball or even a try in rugby – the extremes you may experience in a single game are unlike anything else.
When Tottenham’s second (subsequently disallowed) goal in the Chelsea game was scored by Heung-min Son, I went to my friend Lars in the pub with wide eyes and exclaimed, ‘We’re winning this EIGHT-nil’ (joy, amazement).
Last Friday, it was a same story at Parc des Princes. My best moment of the game was Kylian Mbappe’s mid-air chip that set up PSG’s disallowed fourth goal against Montpellier. It’s no longer relevant.
In our suggested Emotions While watching football class, VAR would surely prompt the teacher to discuss patience, the significance of managing our emotions, and the importance of recognising authority. Topics of interest. However, not at the price of the more enjoyable ones.
Football is a source of entertainment for many of us. The highs are unsustainable without break – we need the ball out of play every now and then, and the occasional lull, or we’d pass out within the first five minutes – but incomprehensible geometry courses at every critical moment are a too big trade-off in the pursuit of perfection.
Football is there to impress you. To make you realise you’ve been holding your breath in amazement for the last 90 seconds, and Cole Palmer’s back on track.
It is about the spirit of the law, not the text of the law. It’s all about getting you to feel things… 33,999 different items. It’s just not boredom.