8 incidents that would have never happened had video technology existed
“Techmology is it good or is it w***k?” Asked Ali G to some of his prank victims in Da Ali G show. Obviously, he was doing what he did best: Con important personalities and troll them to the point that they are befuddled or angered beyond their boiling point.But seriously, how important is technology in football?While this is a debate that will rage on until Justin Bieber decides to write sensible lyrics, which is never, what can’t be argued is the fact that some of the most atrocious and controversial decisions might never have taken place if technology was put in place, perhaps changing the results of the game.Here are eight such incidents that could have been avoided had technology prevailed:
#8 Cristiano Ronaldo vs Spain
It might have been only a friendly encounter, but it saw one of the finest moves come from Cristiano Ronaldo go wasted. In a match that saw Portugal destroy the then world champions, there was one dark spot that perhaps still hurts Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid attacker blazed past Gerard Pique and then faked a movement to put the Catalan to sleep then and there. He then showed his incredible awareness when he chipped it from a tight angle as Iker Casillas was some way off his line. The ball went over the head of both Carles Puyol and the Spain captain, it was going to be his best goal for Portugal.
But then Nani happened.
The onrushing winger showed his lack of intelligence when he tried to head in a ball that was already going in, putting the linesman in a spot of bother and ultimately getting the goal chalked off for offside. Replays later showed that the ball had crossed the line even before Nani headed it—who also wasn’t offside to start with.