England vs Ukraine goal disallowed: Goal line technology a must [VIDEO]
John Terry pulls the ball back in the controversial England Ukraine disallowed goal farce (AFP)
Earth to Sepp Blatter, Earth to Sepp Blatter: Enough is enough. When John Terry cleared the ball from well over the goal line last night and Ukraine were denied a goal, the debate over goal line technology surely ended. It must be brought in immediately.
From the Frank Lampard goal which was disallowed against Germany, to the penalty given against Lucas Neil against Italy, years of hard work and dreams have been ended by incorrect decisions which can easily be avoided.
How FIFA can justify its non-use is a continuing mystery to many, and no doubt the Ukrainians will be in up-roar today.
Teams are being wrongly eliminated from tournaments when a 10 second review, or (instant) goal-line technology can ensure the correct decisions are made.
Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, AFL and even field hockey now use technology in various forms to ensure correct decisions are made.
The players, fans and referees all want to make sure the decisions are correct and results are not altered by blunders. Clearly a goal line official has not solved the problem in football.
The questions arises as to how it would be used. Could each team have two appeals like in cricket or would the referee go upstairs to check on goals and penalties? I believe a combination of both would be the best outcome.
Mr Blatter please do something quicky as you are bringing your wonderful game into disrepute and needlessy ruining the dreams of many. Sepp Blatter: Stand-up or step aside.