The SFA have broken their silence on Celtic’s offside goal, which was recorded via the VAR camera | Tech US News

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Jota’s second-half effort was ruled out for offside after a VAR review, but images released publicly appeared to have failed after a camera at the opposite end of the pitch was used to cover the incident.

Celtic contacted the SFA seeking answers and the governing body responded by admitting that a nearby camera in the Motherwell end “did not capture an adequate view of the incident”. However, they insist VAR’s decision to award the goal was correct.

A statement from the SFA read: “The Refereeing Department can confirm that during the VAR review of the Motherwell v Celtic match, the relevant camera footage from the 18-yard line did not capture an appropriate view of the incident.

Celtic’s Jota reacts after his goal against Motherwell was ruled offside by VAR. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group)

“While the broadcast footage could only show viewers the wider camera angle, the Hawk-Eye technology is designed to calibrate an accurate offside decision from either of the two camera positions on the 18-yard line, with a subsequent VAR review finding that the Celtic player received the ball offside.

“We have provided feedback on the incident to the host broadcaster as part of our regular system performance review.”

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