Sir Alex Ferguson opposes additional usage of technology in soccer

Friday April 3rd, 2015

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson opposes the additional use and advent of technology in soccer, he told Sirius XM radio's "The Football Show.

Ferguson, who is in his second season of retirement after an iconic spell at Old Trafford, said that goal-line technology is where the line should be drawn, and that introducing more technological mechanisms would take power away from the referee and cause the game to go into "shambles."

“Technology will advance the game, I suppose, but you can’t have too many things, because then it takes a lot of power away from the referees, at which case it becomes a bit of a shambles because the game is stop-start, stop-start and you cannot have that," Ferguson said, adding that the appeals process in place is sufficient enough to make up for botched calls. "Goal-line technology is fine. Let’s just leave it there. I don’t think you can introduce it for things they are talking about like free-kicks or yellow and red cards. I think it becomes really difficult.”

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