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Nottingham Forest offered chance to hear VAR audio by PGMOL

BBC

Nottingham Forest will be offered the chance to privately hear VAR audio from three penalty claims in their match against Everton last Sunday.

On Monday, the club called for the audio between video assistant referee Stuart Attwell and on-field official Anthony Taylor to be released publicly.

Forest were furious after three penalty appeals were rejected in the 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park, which kept them just a point above the Premier League relegation zone.

The rulings sparked an angry post on the club’s X account, where Forest said they were “considering their options” over “extremely poor” refereeing decisions.

It is understood that refereeing body Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) will give the club the opportunity to hear the audio in private, as it would with any other club making a similar request.

No decision has yet been taken on whether this audio will feature in the next edition of ‘Match Officials Mic’d Up’, a Premier League Productions programme that analyses VAR decisions from previous games, which will air next Tuesday evening.

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