Former referee Mark Halsey has criticised the PGMOL for their new ‘holiday camp’ VAR headquarters.
Stockley Park, where the VAR officials are placed during games, received over £1 million in renovations last year.
The facility was designed to help aid referees and included a ‘designated recovery space’ along with state-of-the-art gyms and ‘an area for table tennis’.
Speaking to the Sun, former referee Halsey labelled it as a ‘waste of money’ and criticised Howard Webb.
‘The facilities on offer at Stockley Park make it seem like a holiday camp. But referees and officials are there to do a job,’ Halsey said.
‘Howard wants a central hub but doesn’t need a workplace where it is all about rest and relaxation.
‘The money spent is a tidy sum but what are we getting for it? Certainly not world-class officials. Nice conference rooms, top-of-the-range furniture, a gym and an area for table tennis.
‘I could understand splashing the cash on accessories if VARs were getting the decisions right. But they’re not so it’s a waste of money.’
Former Premier League referee compares £1m Stockley Park renovations to a ‘holiday camp’ 😬https://t.co/BWtKZ7Jzvf
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