“There’s 80 million Germans, right now, going mad that shows that ball didn’t go out of play. I think every TV studio, pundit, people doing your [ITV host Mark Pougatch] job [presenting] is waiting, why, nearly an hour later are they not showing it?
“Why would you, if you’re FIFA, knowing Germany – it’s not a small footballing nation, create confusion about something on that shouldn’t be going on… I’m going to have to tread careful. Why would you not want to clear it up immediately?”
Manchester United icon Gary Neville echoed Souness’ thoughts. “Absolutely unbelievable from Japan,” Neville added. “We moved enormously in recent years with technology, hundreds of cameras where you can’t miss anything but we’ve gone backwards in decisions. The official on the pitch disallowed that goal, someone in that VAR studio thought they should categorically overturn it.”