The Tweet has dropped:
GoalRef and Hawk-Eye have signed licence agreements with FIFA to install goal-line technology systems worldwide
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 23, 2012
And ESPN FC adds the story:
FIFA has signed licence agreements with two goal-line technology providers, bringing the introduction of the technology a major step closer.
GoalRef and Hawk-Eye have been authorised to install their systems around the world after deals with world football’s governing body were agreed.
This should be the most boring story of the world, and yet the Twitter replies to the news include a “noooo!” and “Dislike.” But why?
FIFA have extensively tested the technology in trials, and it passed with flying colours. Is it really that romantic for goals that should be given disallowed? Or vice versa? Is technology that helps referees automatically bad? I honestly don’t understand the opposition to this at all.