However, the former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, called for changes to the Premier League’s system.
On 8 October, The Daily Record reported the plan to implement VAR in Scotland was “on” after an SFA meeting regarding the matter was “well-received” by clubs.
In December 2019, Rangers demanded the introduction of VAR in the SPL for the second time.
In a statement, the club claimed they had been victims of “three glaring errors” in the month of December 2019.
McAvennie is in favour of VAR being introduced but called for tweaks to the system currently in operation south of the border.
“I don’t know. Who is going to pay for that?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“The SFA won’t want to pay for it. I think VAR can be a good thing. I just think the people who operate it are bad.
“The one thing I would change would be to have an ex-player making the decisions, or a group of them.
“They have played the game. They know how it is played and they won’t be swayed by 500 slow-motion replays.
“Anything looks worse in slow-motion. There will be so much pressure on the refs if they bring those monitors in.
“It’s going to be a huge change for Rangers and Celtic, every team for that matter.
“Imagine going to the screen during an Old Firm game and deciding whether to give a red card or not.”
He adds sarcastically: “Aye, that will go down well.”
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