Specsavers say theyll change their name after Liverpool VAR drama causes uproar

Specsavers have said that they will change their name after the VAR drama in Liverpool's win over Crystal Palace caused uproar amongst Premier League fans.

The opticians joked that they would rebrand after a controversial penalty decision during the closing stages of the Reds' victory at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

Following a VAR review, Liverpool were awarded a spot-kick in the 89th minute, with Vicente Guaita penalised following a collision with Diogo Jota inside the area.

Fabinho then stepped up to score from 12 yards and seal all three points and avoid a nervy ending to the match by putting Jurgen Klopp's side 3-1 up.

Fans of rival clubs were quick to take to social media to react to the incident following the decision and the Specsavers Twitter admin could not resist getting involved.

Shortly after the match ended, they tweeted: “50,000 likes and we’ll change our name to SpecsaVARs.”

With the post immediately blowing up and the likes flooding in, a comment was soon added to the post, consisting of a Google search which read: “Are tweets legally binding?”

The tweet is fast approaching the like target of 50,000 and has already garnered in excess of 40,000 likes.

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The VAR drama at Selfhurst Park was the latest in a string of contentious decisions in the Premier League this weekend, with the officials coming under fire from fans and pundits alike.

Several penalty shouts fell on deaf ears, while Tottenham Hotspur's Matt Doherty was seen by many to be lucky not to be sent off for a horror tackle on Chelsea's Malang Sarr later on Sunday.

As for Liverpool, Fabinho's penalty in the closing stages added to first half goals from Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to secure a 3-1 away win.

Odsonne Edouard had pulled one back for Palace early on in the second half but it proved to be little more than a consolation for Patrick Vieira's men.

In the process of beating Palace, Liverpool have closed the gap to leaders Manchester City to nine points and they also have a game in hand on the reigning champions.

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