Hearts boss Craig Levein says that Celtic and Rangers should use their Europa League winnings to install VAR in the Scottish Premiership.
With both Rangers and Celtic back in European play this season, the rest of Scotland is looking for ways that the Old Firm clubs can use their funds to help the Scottish game.
Many suggestions have come about, some good some bad. This one is actually pretty good.
The quality of refereeing in the Scottish game has been incredibly poor for a long time now, and the potential to add VAR would help to cover at least some of those basics up.
On top of that, from my understanding at least, most apprehension about the system is not that it is exceptionally costly, but rather could simply hurt the spirit of the game.
While, obviously, there is an investment that has to be made to implement VAR, it is not a huge one.
One issue with bringing it to Scotland could be some of the facilities though. While the bigger clubs like Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, and Aberdeen have extensive facilities that could easily bring in the system. Can the same be said for Hamilton Academical? Some clubs in the Scottish game are very small.
That said, VAR is actually one of the better ideas for how Rangers and Celtic could pool some money together to improve the Scottish game. It is a constant annoyance to have everyone who isn’t Rangers and Celtic giving great ideas for how Rangers and Celtic should spend their money, especially frustrating when Rangers only just returned from literal liquidation, but alas.
It would improve the Scottish game and the initial investment would not be too burdensome.