Starting from next season, teams will be allowed to use a fourth substitute in extra-time in this season’s FA Cup from the quarter-final stage, according to the BBC.
On Twitter, a bunch of football fans opposed the new rule:
EFL Trophy with academy sides in it and a fourth sub for ET in latter stages of cup competitions… Destroying English football!
— Lorch (@Lorch_tlg) 27 juli 2016
fourth sub allowed in fa cup ? geez what next drop back goalies
— darren ferla (@dferla73) 27 juli 2016
Fourth sub in extra time in later stages of FA Cup? Why ? And why not earlier rounds as well. Mysterious decision.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) 27 juli 2016
FA announce that clubs can now make a FOURTH sub in latter stages of #FACup during extra time.
And no it is not April the 1st, I checked…
— Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) 27 juli 2016
❄ Potential Premier League winter break
🏆 EFL Trophy introduction
🔄 Fourth sub in extra time of FA Cup
— bet365 (@bet365) 27 juli 2016
— Spencer ⚔ (@Luca1889) 27 juli 2016
Fourth sub?! What next, rolling rubs, special teams for attack and defence like American football? Too far for me.
— Andrew Thomas (@twmscfc) 27 juli 2016
This is ok until your team gets knocked out due to a goal scored by the fourth sub. https://t.co/VYLpeoVuG0
— G (@george_bizzle28) 27 juli 2016
However, there were also footballl fans who didn’t mind the change:
People getting their knickers in a twist over the fourth sub, excellent idea imo. Hopefully liven up the often dull extra time periods.
— Charlie Harris (@HarrisCharles5) 27 juli 2016
— Aidan Coughlan (@AidanCoughlan) 27 juli 2016
Fourth sub in extra time is a great idea.
— Hayden (@HJEFC92) 27 juli 2016
I’m all for the new rule of being able to use a fourth sub in extra-time
— Charlie (@CharlieFB_21) 27 juli 2016
About damn time, I reckon.
— Hansel (@Superfuzzay) 27 juli 2016