An Italian soccer team,Fiorentina, had their best striker called out post-game and was penalized for two games.
The Fiorentina player,Gilardino, was caught with a hand goal after the game on video. A hang goal is when a player hits the ball in the net with his/her hand. It was extremely controversial because, at the same time, Gilardino was being fouled and his eyes were closed. Some say that because of those factors the ball bounced and hit his arm and it was not intentional.
I think the idea of giving soccer instant replay is brilliant. It’s about time fouls and hand balls that go uncalled are brought out into the light. It’s also great because there is no way to deny a video of you clearly doing something illegal.
The bad side of instant replay, to some, is that it slows the flow of play and makes it more boring.
Overall, I think it will satisfy those who have fallen victim to bad refereeing and it will bring justice to them during and after a soccer game.