Platini: Money for goal-line technology can be better used - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
UEFA President Michel Platini is no stranger to ruffling a few feathers with his views on the game. He has avidly objected to goal-line technology at every stage and has now suggested that the cash would be better spent on grass roots football.
He suggests that the costs of implementing goal-line technology around the world do not justify the one or two poor decisions which crop up over the course of the season. However, this figure is grossly underestimated.
Goal-line technology would be used to ensure the fairness and accuracy of all goals. It’s a simple process where the referee will be electronically told the ball has crossed the line every time there is a goal.
There are only one or two incidents which are magnified when a poor decision is made. The actual number of incorrect goals given and not given is likely to be much higher and masked by the focus on particular incidents.