January 20 According to the report of the French media RMC, the French Football Association applied to broadcast the full voice of the referee
, In order to improve the transparency of the penalty, so that the fans can better understand the process of the penalty.
In this regard, Eric Bosini, chairman of the French referee committee, accepted an interview with RMC a few days ago. He said that the French Football Association will apply to the IFAB (International Football Association Council) to disclose the referee recordings throughout the process.
Bosini said: “The Football Association Committee has decided to write to IFAB, requesting approval to allow the French Football Association to become a test field, from the beginning to the end of the game to make the referee recordings public. If IFAB does not want to release it immediately, we have another proposal, that is
Public broadcasting of referee calls and VAR recordings. It would be great for the public if fans could hear what the referee said.”
“I watched Nice and Montpellier before, I had earphones on and heard the communication between the refereeing team, which was very rewarding for me. When the public hears the recording, they will know that the referee never speaks.
Speak bad words about any player. The referees in Ligue 1 fully agree to add the sound system, as do the arbitration department and other organizations, as well as the chief referee.”
If the IFAB denies or delays such reforms, the French Football Federation will only want to test the idea when VAR calls the referees.
According to reports, IFAB will hold a trial at next week’s Club World Cup in Morocco.
Furthermore, according to L’Equipe, Boccini is pushing for referees to face the media after games, just like players and coaches, in order to increase transparency.
The French Football Federation is now awaiting IFAB’s position on the proposals.