Does anyone else think that perhaps Sepp Blatter should be renamed to Sepp "Blabber?" In case you missed it, here is his apology speech for the botched refereeing in the World-cup please read it here .
"It is obvious that after the experiences so far at this World Cup it would be a nonsense not to reopen the file on goal-line technology."
At this World Cup? Where were you during and after the France vs Ireland game? That is the most recent example of such controversy that I can think of BEFORE the World Cup.
People have been dying for video technology ever since other sports have successfully adopted it. You had to wait for something embarrassing to happen during the biggest stage of the game didn't you? You had to wait for few nations to suffer from a heartache before deciding on the obvious.
"Personally, I deplore it when you see evident referee mistakes but it's not the end of a competition or the end of football, this can happen."
It is surely not the end of the competition, but for England it is and for Ireland it got over even before it began.
"The game must be played in the same way no matter where you are in the world, the simplicity and universality of the game is one of the reasons for its success. "
Exactly. Referees all around the world are presented with fancy headsets to talk to their assistants. And I didn't know that the world over they use the newly-designed Jabulani football. So much for the universality bullcrap! Why don't you take that Jabulani and shove it up your fanny?
"No matter which technology is applied, at the end of the day a decision will have to be taken by a human being. This being the case, why remove the responsibility from the referee to give it to someone else?"
Sepp, I don't know how a president of FIFA can overlook something so elementary but the problem here is not who will give the decision, it is whether or not the decision given is correct!
Personally, Sepp, I think if you really care about the game you should just retire and let someone else take over, but something tells me that I'm in for more frustration and football is in for more embarrassments !
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