Uefa President opposes 'Playstation' technology
on of goal-line technology has been a hot topic since the World Cup this summer, however, Uefa President Michel Platini has said that he opposes incorporating the new technologies into the sport as it would inevitably lead to 'Playstation' football.
There have been many incidents that have sparked the rallying call to provide some sort of technology to assess whether or not the ball has actually crossed the line, but one of the most recent is undoubtedly Frank Lampard’s denied goal during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which undoubtedly contributed to England's crushing 4-1 defeat to Germany.
Platini, who became Uefa President in 2006, has repeated his opposition to the initiative. The Uefa President has said that the answer simply lies in having another pair of eyes watching the goal-line, he also said that everyone from clubs to fans should help to support referees during important matches.
"The referee has to be helped by clubs, fans, players, media and authorities," said Platini.
"It is why we have added two assistants for Champions League games."
Many people fail to understand exactly why the sport has been so slow and reluctant to except changes which bring new technologies to the game, and have highlighted the significant improvement that changes such as 'Hawk-eye' have made to sports like tennis.
Others have simply been left confused by the Uefa President's comments, claiming that he contradicts himself and his arguement against new technology being introduced to the sport. Desite this, Platini remains addimant that simple changes can go a long way.
"One referee is not enough, not in the modern era where you have 20 cameras," added Platini.
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