Michel Platini Warns That Goal-Line Technology Will Lead To ‘Playstation Football’

Chris Wright

25th, October 2010

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By Chris Wright

This will never, ever get old

UEFA President Michel Platini , who was present at the Old Firm derby yesterday, has once again outlined his ridiculously atavistic aversion to implementing goal-line technology insisting that such aid will bring about ‘PlayStation football’, and backed his organisation’s plans to station two ‘additional referees’ behind the goal-lines.

When asked about whether or not he thought that a ‘Hawk Eye’ style system would benefit the game, Platini told the Scottish FA’s website:

Then we will have PlayStation football. One referee is not enough, not in the modern era where you have 20 cameras. It is unfair: the cameras can see everything but the referee only has one pair of eyes. Every time he makes a mistake, those cameras are there to focus on it.

It is why, for the past 10 years, I have asked to change the job of the referee, to help improve the situation and to give the referees better support. These people are

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