The indomitable Lioness of Cameroon have accused FIFA of racism over VAR after they crashed out at the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France.
England’s Lionesses kicked off the knock-out stage of the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 win against Cameroon.
Striker Ellen White tuck away England’s second during the first half’s injury time – before it was ruled offside by Chinese referee Qin Liang, then overturned using the VAR system.
Cameroon players furiously claimed Nikita Parris, who was offside, was part of the play – despite her standing on the left side of the pitch and not touching the ball.
VAR replays are not shown on big screens inside the stadium, though ‘normal’ replays were – some of which seemed to indicate to the Cameroon players they were being unfairly treated.
Half time was called moments later, with the BBC’s Gabby Logan saying the Cameroonians had burst into tears in the tunnel and accused FIFA of racism.