Michel ‘Mental’ Platini, once one of the greatest players in the universe has failed to impress me with his ideas to make football more beautiful as UEFA President. He’s already said that he’d like a limit of three Champions League places per country, and now the Frenchman has now put forward a proposal for games to be officiated by three referees.
Instead of introducing video technology, Platini wants to experiment with two additional penalty area ‘referees’ to assist the usual contingent of match officials. The proposal will be discussed in full at UEFA’s annual general meeting next month.
"Two more officials would definitely help to clear up misunderstandings," a spokesman told The Daily Telegraph. "Platini does not want to break up the flow of games with video technology, but he is keen to see a new system and possible experiments." [Mof Gimmers]