Finally, the end of the age old “it was in/it was out” argument.
Scientists have revealed a special type of football, which will tell the referee if the ball was over the line or not.
The ball is fitted with sensors on the inside to allow it to be tracked or located anywhere on the pitch. Wires embedded in the pitch around the goal emit a magnetic field, which detects the ball’s presence. A message is sent to the referee’s watch to let him know it’s a goal.
The ball has been trialled in a tournament in Japan and the system seems to be in full working order.
Now it’s just up to officials to decide if they want to introduce the ball on a more widespread basis.
I think I’ll miss the bloody brawls outside the pub after match of the day. . .