In a historic turn of events, Belgium side Genk has successfully appealed a VAR error, resulting in the decision to replay their league match against Anderlecht. The original game, which took place in December, ended with Anderlecht securing a 2-1 victory.
The controversy arose when Genk’s Yira Sor had a first-half goal disallowed after following up on Bryan Heynan’s missed penalty. Sor was penalized for encroachment, but it was later revealed that two Anderlecht players were equally at fault. According to the rules, the penalty should have been retaken instead of the goal being outright ruled out.
Genk took the matter to the Disciplinary Council for Professional Football, presenting their case against the VAR error. The council deliberated and ultimately ruled in favor of Genk, declaring that the match must be replayed due to the erroneous decision.
This groundbreaking decision highlights the growing significance of VAR in football and the commitment to ensuring fairness and accuracy in the game’s outcomes.”