Introducing: The HoverRef

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This installation at the British Museum has given me an idea for EURO 2016.

By suspending the referee above the pitch in some sort of harnessy thing, we’d not only be allowing him a bird’s eye view of every single incident (resulting in better officiating), but the opportunities for mayhem and disaster would be increased ten fold.

We could even offer five minutes in charge of the referee’s harness controls as some sort of ITV prize.

Everyone’s a winner!


Goal Line Technology: Wait, Can We See That Again?

Image: REUTERS/Michael Buholzer.

In case anyone missed England’s games vs. Germany and Ukraine, FIFA prez and all round good egg Sepp Blatter helpfully demonstrates what it looks like when a football crosses the goal line.

Referees and their assistants continue to look on, helplessly.