Fans joke VAR at Luton is “just a guy with an iPhone on row Z” after it was first used against West Ham

FOOTBALL fans hilariously poked fun at the VAR camera angle at Kenilworth Road as Luton hosted a top flight game for the first time in 31 years.

The Hatters brought Premier League action to the 10,000-seat stadium again on Friday night with the game against West Ham.

That was the camera angle that football fans found hilarious


That was the camera angle that football fans found hilariousPhoto credit: SKYSPORTS

This comes after a long wait for the first home game as the stadium was not ready to host Burnley last month.

But there were certain quirks that showed why the delay in the stadium had happened.

One of them was that just a few hours before kick-off you could see people working at the turnstiles.

And another was the location of a VAR camera.

It appeared to be coming from the back of one of the stands behind a couple of pillars near the pitch.

It came to Sky Sports coverage as officials assessed whether Mikhail Antonio was offside before Emerson scored Palmieiri – and it was.

But fans on social media were much more interested in the camera’s unusual location.

One said: “Luton VAR is just a guy with an iPhone in row Z…”


Another added: “Luton’s VAR setup is just a couple of Nokia 3310s taped to the supports.”

A third replied: “Real fan cam in the stands at Luton for VAR 😂 Love it.”

While a fourth replied: “That VAR angle in Luton was a camera mounted on the first floor window of little Chippy five doors down from the corner flag.”


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