Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes no more football technology should be introduced to the game, as it could slow down the play too much to remain enjoyable, reports Sky Sports.
There have been calls for video technology to be introduced, with referee in the Premier League having been guilty of badly incorrect decisions, as well as their mistakes proving costly for under-fire managers. This season and last season has seen referees mistake identities on the pitch, with the wrong player having been red carded in a match, resulting in subsequent embarrassment and a post-match reprieve.
But the mistakes seem to be getting more common and more costly in the last 18 months, which has led to supporters, managers, players and pundits requesting more technology to eradicate the errors. Video replays has been suggested, which would mean any contentious decision could be quickly reviewed, but Ferguson feels the break needed to review a call would be too long in the game, and would slow the pace down.
The ex-long-serving Manchester United boss is happy there’s goalline technology, but doesn’t want any more to be introduced. The Scot said: It takes a lot of power away from the referees, and will become is stop-start, stop-start and you cannot have that. Goal-line technology is fine. Let’s just leave it there. I don’t think you can introduce it for things they are talking about like free-kicks, or yellow and red cards. I think it becomes really difficult.”
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