A vote is due to be held amongst all 20 Premier League clubs around whether VAR technology should be kept or scrapped for the upcoming 24/25 season, according to givemesport.com West Ham are expected to be one of the clubs to vote in favour of keeping VAR in place.

Wolves brought forward the motion for a vote on VAR. The Midlands club released a six page document where they included their beliefs as to why the technology should be scrapped.

The vote is due to take place on the 6th of June, it will need 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs votes in order to pass the proposal. VAR was introduced in 2019, and whilst it has been widely criticised in its five years in the game, it seems as though a large number of Premier League clubs will continue supporting its presence within football.

Journalist Ben Jacobs revealed exclusively to GIVEMESPORT that the Hammers are expected to be one of the clubs that will vote in favour of keeping VAR in place. West Ham were at the centre of a number of VAR controversies during the 23/24 season.

For instance, in the draw against Aston Villa in March, David Moyes’ side had three VAR decisions which went against them. This included a stoppage time winner from Tomas Soucek that was ruled out for what was judged to be a handball. The decision to rule out Soucek’s goal took an astonishing five minutes and 37 seconds.

West Ham’s reported decision to vote in favour of keeping may come as somewhat of a surprise given vice chairman Karen Brady’s criticism of it in a column she wrote for the Sun newspaper. At the time of her column, Brady did make clear the club had not yet decided which way they would be voting on the issue of keeping or scrapping VAR.

Brady wrote in her column: “VAR has not been a universal success. It was supposed to iron out the mistakes, make the game fairer for all and improve the overall experience for fans. To put it plainly, it has done none of that.”

The Hammers vice chairman went on to add: “Supporters pay good money to be entertained and sitting there waiting for interminable minutes for a decision from Stockley Park has been driving many bonkers.”