From left: Denmark’s Thomas Delaney, Australia’s Mathew Leckie, Denmark’s Henrik Dalsgaard and Simon Kjaer struggle for a ball during the World Cup Group C soccer match between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, June 21, 2018

Australia – Denmark Draw: Twitter Alight Over VAR's Bias in Australia's Favor

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The match between Australia and Denmark has just ended in a draw, and not only the play on the pitch provoked mixed feelings, but the use of the VAR automated referee system again did.

One user chose to add a bit of irony to the expectation of the match's outcome from the very beginning,  by posting an image of Mary, Denmark’s crown princess; and most importantly, the lady proved to be right.

A Simpsons-style joke over Australia’s Socceroos also promptly arrived:

Australian fans’ fears over Denmark’s Eriksen’s much promising performance were also most naturally reflected on social networks:

Separately, hilarious memes in support of both Australians and Danes are in abundance:

Users once again engaged in a debate over the controversial use of the automated referee system (VAR), saying that with its advent, "1-2" penalties game would soon become typical at major tournaments. Many strongly doubted if VAR’s resolutions reflected the real state of affairs on the soccer field, with some saying this time it was biased against Denmark.

Yet, some voiced praise the use of VAR:

As soon as Aussies equalized by scoring a penalty, fans again indulged in posting memes some of them featuring conventional symbols, like koala fans, for instance:

One user preferred to "sum up" the hand ball penalty with the following picture:

Others apparently regarded Australia’s score as something mind-blowing:

"Me when Yussuf Poulsen approaches his own field," one Twitter user remarked contemplating on the RB Leipzig striker’s play, which many think leaves much to be desired.

One user, meanwhile, pointed to Australia and Nigeria having the same color pattern at this World Cup:

Some speculated about the Danish player Daryl Braithwaite, saying the match is generally an example of "bad game:"

"Two many bad games, what's going on?"

Others apparently feel the same:

And another one responded tongue-in-cheek:

One user humorously took notice of an accidental snapshot of Mile Jedinak’s team glancing over their "cult:"

Australian coach Bert van Marwijk didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter either, becoming the focus of a number of memes:


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