QPR chief wants TV reviews after penalty woe against rivals Chelsea
Queens Park Rangers chief Amit Bhatia called for an appeals system to be introduced in football – similar to those used in cricket and tennis – after watching his team crash out of the FA Cup to a dubious penalty.
Rangers were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea on Saturday, with Juan Mata’s winner coming from the spot after Clint Hill was penalised by referee Mike Dean for an innocuous push on Daniel Sturridge.
Bhatia, QPR’s co-owner and vice-chairman, made his point via Twitter, saying: ‘I’m convinced it’s time to allow the challenge system in football.
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'Almost all other sports around the world allow it now. We have to have some kind of video replay system so that harsh decisions can be reviewed. So much (is) at stake in every game.
‘Mistakes are made (because) decisions are difficult and that’s fine, but why not allow those difficult decisions to be reviewed
‘One challenge per half per manager wouldn’t slow the game any more than 30 seconds. I think it’s gotta happen.’
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