Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Goal Line Technology In Euro 2012 - Disallowed Ukraine Goal Came From Offside vs England
Ukraine's disallowed goal came from an offside anyway!
The goal-line technology debate is back following England's win over Ukraine at Euro 2012. Before we start another (yawn) goal line technology debate, Milevsky was actually offside here. The real injustice would have been awarding the goal to Ukraine.
Maybe this proves that there should be a referral system where teams can appeal decisions to prevent mistakes being made in the lead up to goals rather than just the goal-line technology. I think back to rugby matches where the TMO can't actually rule on forward passes leading up to tries. There are mistakes that could be prevented, but at the same time, it would have to be limited or managed otherwise the game would take a long time to finish with all of the stoppages for referrals!
Photo from David Lim