The “RefCam” tested for the first time during Crystal Palace-Manchester United

The “RefCam” tested for the first time during Crystal Palace-Manchester United
The “RefCam” tested for the first time during Crystal Palace-Manchester United

Last year, the Football Association announced it would trial body cameras on referees in grassroots leagues in England to determine whether the technology could help “improve the behavior of participants and respect towards referees”. The Bundesliga also used “RefCam” for the first time during the 2-2 draw between Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg in February.

“Fans will be able to see it later in the year as part of a program produced by Premier League Productions aimed at providing further insight and education into the demands of refereeing in the Premier League”the league said in a statement.

The Premier League therefore decided to test the “RefCam” for the first time in its history this Monday during the match of the 36th day between Crystal Palace and Manchester United (9 p.m.). “The technology includes a head-mounted device that is integrated into the referees’ usual communication system. Its unique use for educational purposes has been approved by the IFAB (International Football Association Board), the Premier League, PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) and both clubs. We would like to thank Crystal Palace and Manchester United for their support of this project. »

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