‘It’s Too Expensive’ – Impoverished UEFA Big-Wig Michel Platini Pooh-Poohs Goal-Line Technology For Champions League

Alan Duffy

29th, March 2013


By Alan Duffy

Frankie Lamps’ infamous ‘goal that never was’ against Germany in the 2010 World Cup.

Never used ‘pooh-pooh’ in anything before. Feel proud of myself. And I got a ‘big-wig’ in there too!

Anyway, UEFA President Michel Platini has come out against the introduction of goal-line technology in the Champions League on the basis of its pretty hefty cost.

The former French international schemer said:

“I prefer to put more money into youth football and infrastructure than spend it on technology when there’s a goal in a blue moon that hasn’t been seen by a referee.”

“It would cost

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  1. porcelain sandwich says:

    Once every 40 years?! I can’t believe these people are in charge. Why can’t we just have a coup and overthrow them?

  2. marajonna says:

    What’s the cost of two extra officials each and every champions league game over 5 years?

  3. Alex says:

    Those 50 mil is no more than a big summer signing for a big club! CR7 transfer fee is double that amount.
    They encourage lavish expenses but does not go for improving the quality of the game?!?

  4. SL says:

    The extra officials are probably paid £3k per game but FIFA pays out 20k per game, Im not sure where the rest of the money could go.

    I bet the 2 companies offering the technology refused to give out backhanders hence why FIFA is trying to harm their business.

  5. Ha! says:

    Just use the bloody TV replays. Why do they need hawkeye or whatever the hell it is?

  6. KingB3113 says:

    @Ha! The argument is that it will ruin the “flow of the game.” It’s apparently better to incorectly award/disallow a goal than to stop the game for 2 minutes because, you know, football is a game with no stoppages whatsoever.

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