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When referee cannot see whole ball crossed the line .....

  1. profile image47
    csaunders2536posted 7 years ago

    When referee cannot see whole ball crossed the line .....

    In a situation where his assistant referee cannot see if the whole ball crosses the goal line, is it acceptable for the main referee to ask the goalkeeper if the ball crossed the line and make his decision based on that?

  2. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    I am pretty sure that cannot happen. The main referee can consult with the side-line referees but not with players from either team.

  3. Seranya07 profile image57
    Seranya07posted 7 years ago

    I highly doubt the goalkeeper will be completely honest as it is his net it possibly went in..... This is a common problem however and needs a solution as important games cannot be decided by "I thinks" and "Maybes" there is too much at stake...

  4. SpiffyD profile image83
    SpiffyDposted 7 years ago

    As a referee, I'd have to say that is totally unacceptable. A referee must make a decision on what he sees. He can make a decision based on what his assistants or the fourth official sees, but NEVER a player.

    Imagine this situation: a player comes up to you (the referee) and admits that he struck a player. None of the match officials see the incident. Would you send the player off for that? If you do, suppose the player says that he was just making a joke. Too risky to start using the word of a player. Few goalkeepers would be honest, and even if they were...suppose other teammates disagree; the goalkeeper doesn't always have the best view.

 
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