Originally Posted by Mr. Snrub
mistakes are part of life, so why should we make sports perfect? it adds to the drama. some go your way, some don't. it's they way it should be. you whinge and complain about the ones that don't go your way, you stay silent/taunt about the ones that do. it's life.
I agree, though I had experience of a video replay referral when I saw Ireland beat England at Twickenham a few years ago. Ireland scored a try right at the death and it was referred and took maybe two or three minutes before the decision came. During that time the excitement levels in the crowd just kept increasing. The decision came and the stadium erupted in equal boos and cheers.
Rugby fans aren't segregated though, so the mix allowed the banter and the atmosphere to build. Probably wouldn't have the same effect at a football match.
I think there should be retrospective punishments via video though. Each game can be reviewed and action taken when somebody has been naughty. The whole 'the ref dealt with it at the time' nonsense needs to go.