After almost every match day, controversies are raised, debates are argued, and just-finished football matches are analysed by expert pundits. Recently, Jamie Carragher, ex-Liverpool player and pundit for Sky Sports, started testing out Virtual Reality headsets to recreate moments in various matches from the perspective of different people. For instance, in an analysis of Chelsea’s recent victory over Cardiff City, the Liverpool legend defended a linesman’s incorrect decision after it was shown in VR that the referee’s view was blocked. Therefore, Virtual Reality is providing an additional dimension to the analysis of the game. An additional benefit of Virtual Reality is that it can long-overdue protection for referees, as it showcases the difficulty of their jobs. Previously, they would be unfairly blamed for errors by pundits, influencing viewers mindsets in an unjust manner. Now, for once, it seems as if they might finally get the treatment they deserve. Lastly, when a wonder-goal is scored — which isn’t often, fans will now be able to re-live the goal from the angle and perspective of the goalscorer. Player-fan interaction is only going to improve, and virtual reality analysis can only help with that. Whether it’s liked or not, it seems that virtual reality is here to stay — for the benefit of most groups of people, and for the benefit of football as a sport.