Lee Mason will not be on VAR duty this weekend in the Premier League, after failing to spot an offside for Brentford’s equaliser against Arsenal on Saturday.
Mason came under scrutiny after Ivan Toney’s goal was allowed to stand, despite Christian Norgaard being offside as he crossed for the striker to score.
The PGMOL, responsible for refereeing in the Premier League, said the official had “forgotten” to draw the lines and did not fully investigate the build-up to the goal. They added that “human error” was behind the mistake.
When the upcoming weekend appointments for Premier League games were announced on Tuesday, Mason was not among the officials taking charge of VAR.
He was not selected earlier this season in the round following another high-profile error he made, when he disallowed a goal for Newcastle in their home match against Crystal Palace on September 3.
It follows the removal of John Brooks from Monday’s Merseyside derby and Wednesday’s match between Arsenal and Manchester City.