VAR referees caught 'having takeaway delivered' while overseeing football match

VAR referees caught 'having takeaway delivered' while overseeing football match
Date: 25-08-2019 Time: 08:08:40:am
A takeaway bag can be seen in the background of the picture

VAR referees in Greece were spotted receiving a takeaway delivery while a game was ongoing after cameras panned to them at the moment the food arrived.

Lamia were taking on Panathinaikos in the Greek Superleague in the first game of the domestic season when an incident on the pitch went to VAR.

As the TV coverage showed the room in which the three VAR officials were monitoring the action it is clearly visible that there is a fourth man appearing to deliver a bag full of food for the hungry referees.

It has not been confirmed what type of food the officials had opted for, with some reports it was souvlaki, a traditional Greek fast food which consists of small pieces of meat and grilled vegetables

The match eventually ended 1-1, with Lamia taking the lead before former Manchester United player Federico Macheda, who is best known for scoring a dramatic last minute goal against Aston Villa in 2009, equalised with a penalty.

Social media users reacted with hilarity to the incident, with many displaying solidarity towards the officials.

One person posted: "When hunger strikes, it strikes!", while another added: "Welcome to our great league where anything can happen."

One user cheekily suggested foul play could be afoot, and said: "Probably a bribe...'here is your kebab now disallow this goal!'"

Apparently, food was also delivered at the City/Spurs game last weekend, it arrived just as Rodri was sent sprawling in the box. Var missed it!