Rarely has there been such widespread support for VAR within Scottish football than this week.

While the arguments around Kyogo Furihashi’s winner against Hearts rumbled deep into the weekend – and the Japanese playmaker looked offside when he netted against the Tynecastle side - but the hairline nature of the offence suggested a fairly marginal call rather than the black-and-white nature of the argument that presented itself in the aftermath of the incident.

On Sunday there was fresh controversy on Sunday that invited more slowed down tapes and forensic scrutiny.

David Turnbull could consider himself fortunate to walk out of Tannadice on Sunday afternoon without the aid of crutches. Such was the crudeness of the challenge from Dundee United’s Calum Butcher than the obvious penalty seemed to be a fairly straightforward straight red.

Butcher escaped with a yellow and was as fortunate not to leave his team with a numerical disadvantage as Turnbull was to emerge relatively unscathed.

Given the current cluttered nature of Celtic’s dressing room, the last thing Ange Postecoglou would have wanted would have been another body on the crocked list.

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Given the title is worth a substantial sum of money this season due to the automatic access it will bring to the Champions League group stages, there is always likely to be a frenzied nature to any contentious calls. Although realistically, on these shores, such incidents always dominate column inches and airwaves without the requirement of additional financial and prestigious rewards for winning titles.

The likelihood too is that such calls are made from partisan perspectives. Pundits on TV screens enjoy the pantomime hamming up of that aspect which leaves one craving nuanced debate and articulate argument that can encompass an opinion based on evidence rather than club colours.

In that respect it is doubtful whether VAR would pour cold water on such ‘debate.’ It would, though, do more help than harm and would enable referees to catch their breath before rushing into a decision.

Given the inconsistencies that leave managers and supporters tearing their hair out – and Thursday night’s referee Bobby Madden managed to incense both teams – VAR ought to bring the game up to a level that even if it does not create harmony across decisions it at least gets the bulk of calls correct.

It is not perfect and its first season in England illustrated just how different interpretations can be. But in terms of lots of big calls – and there have been more than a few this season – it would be more help than hindrance.