Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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. Corre...
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