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Do Referees Support the Feasibility of Video Technology in Football | Original Article

N. P. R. Kesarkar*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The present investigation has been conducted with the purpose to know whether introduction of video technology, the basic fabrics of a football game are altered/ tampered, leading to occurrence of variations. The study attempts to find out what are the implications on the game of Football with the advent of video technology. The data for this study was collected from 20 referees who volunteered to be the part of this study. The results of the study revealed that the referees considered that the advent of video technology will alter the flow natural flow of the game. The referees controlling the game of Football will be under tremendous pressure in application of the laws of the game. Every decision would be questioned, thereby undermining the position of the referee in the middle. The referees have also expressed the jurisdiction of the video technology, if it were to be implemented.