It is possible that Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Liverpool will need to be replayed if a commission that was appointed by the Premier League concludes that the match officials broke the Laws of the Game when they disallowed a goal scored by Luis Diaz.
After the unfortunate incident that occurred on Saturday night, the referees’ organisation PGMOL is making efforts to be as open and honest as they possibly can.
They won’t be releasing the audio of the event, however, until after Liverpool has had a chance to investigate the contacts that took place between the referee Simon Hooper, the VAR Darren England, and his assistant Dan Cook. This delay is due to the fact that they want Liverpool to have the opportunity to look into what transpired before they do so.
In light of the fact that Hooper worked as the fourth official during Monday night’s match between Fulham and Chelsea, it appears that he has been exonerated of any wrongdoing.
England and Cook have both been suspended by PGMOL notwithstanding this fact.
The Reds did not ask for the game to be replayed, but they did declare in a statement that they will “explore the range of options, given the clear need for escalation and resolution.” Despite this, the Reds did not ask for the game to be repeated.
According to the opinions of several experts, this indicates that they have already sought the advice of a lawyer, and there is a way for them to petition for a rematch of the game should they choose to do so after listening to the recording.
“Rule L18 outlines that the Premier League board has the power to order a league match to be replayed provided that a recommendation to that effect has been made by a commission under rule W51,” Stephen Taylor Heath, co-head of Sports Law at JMW Solicitors, stated in an interview with Mirror Football. “Rule L18 outlines that the Premier League board has the power to order a league match to be replayed provided that a recommendation to that effect has been made.”
Rule W1 offers the Premier League board the right to investigate any suspected rule violation, including one committed by a match official. Rule N4 assures that each match official agrees to be bound by the laws of the game as well as any protocols and FA rules. “In addition, rule W1 gives the Premier League board the authority to investigate any suspected rule violation, including one committed by a match official.