Norwich City host Newcastle at Carrow Road on Saturday and the match will be the first competitive game to involve VAR at the stadium.

The new system was in place for Norwich’s pre-season match with Atalanta, but fans will now be able to witness it in use for the first time in a league match. 

However, some Norwich fans have taken to Twitter to react to the referee chosen for VAR duty on Saturday…

Alex isn’t very happy…

Ian seems shocked…

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Jake thinks it will lead to a Newcastle win…

Andrea thinks we’re doomed!

Sophie has shown her displeasure…

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Of course, no referee – certainly at Premier League level – goes out with the intention of getting a decision wrong or favouring one team, but Hooper is unlikely to ever be forgiven by some Norwich fans for a mistake he made in 2015. 

On the opening day of the 2015/16 season, Cameron Jerome scored an overhead kick against Crystal Palace – only for Hooper to rule the goal out for dangerous play, despite there being no Palace defenders close to Jerome at the time. 

With Hooper sat in the VAR box, rather than being the main referee for the match, there should be no issues for Norwich to worry about. 

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