Technology demand in English 2nd tier after goal controversy
LONDON (AP) Blackburn Rovers urged the Football League to introduce goal-line technology in the second-tier League Championship after being denied a point at Fulham on Sunday.
Blackburn was trailing 2-1 when Grant Hanley’s effort easily crossed the line before it was cleared by Jamie O’Hara.
But referee Tony Harrington waved away the appeals of the Blackburn players and Fulham held out to claim the victory and leave winless Blackburn in the bottom three.
Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer says ”there’s a massive prize in this league at the end of the season, a huge amount of money for getting to the Premier League where modern technology is applied.”
The Premier League has used the camera-based Hawk-Eye system since 2013 after FIFA allowed technology to be used to rule on disputed goals.