What Do FIFA Referees Lack? Third Eye

It only takes a stinky fish to dirty the entire pond, and this year FIFA has 2 fishes tainting their image. To rub salt over our wounds Sepp Blatter apologizes but still says FIFA has reservations over incorporating technology into the sport. I have only two words for him: England and Mexico! Even a money-spinning sport like cricket has adopted the third umpire into the game, because we are only HUMANS! FIFA too needs a “Referee Third Eye”.

Andy explains:

I believe that the proper way out would be to use an additional referee who shall be monitored game on the screen. And after browsing through Bluetooth make a decision by the watch
“Referee Third Eye “. Accordingly, in a situation where for example it was offside, the video referee on the watch flashed to red light and the chief arbiter at once to make objective decisions. (See the situations in the picture).

“Referee Third Eye” – best decision.

Designer: Andy Kurovets

Referee Third Eye Watch Concept by Andy Kurovets

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32 Comments

  • Hartigan says:

    Just make the referee watch the Replay on one of the screens…

  • Like it as a piece of design – but are you sure you have the indicators the correct way around? Green generally indicates ‘Yes’ and red ‘No’ so in your examples it would be Fall – Yes, Off-side – No, Penalty – No. You might want to revisit the way the decisions are presented.

    • Dan says:

      Actually, I think the way the lights are presented is correct. This is a game that assumes to allow play to continue, not a game waiting for specific calls. The creativity of the game is there because the rules tell you what you can’t do, and them leave the game to be played. So a red means its an infraction of the laws of the game (red means bad) not that it should be a call as you suggest where green means make the call. Referees enforce the laws of the game, not decide in player success or failure like football and baseball.
      My 2 cents anyway, it’s the world’s game, not mine.

  • mif991 says:

    Nice proposal. After Blatter’s apology, what they’ll end up doing is placing an official at each goal and/or the 4th official will have a monitor and will have the power to overturn a bad call.

  • widepers says:

    Don’t think so. As one might have noticed already, referees do have ear-pieces. You don’t want a device that would make the refs take their eyes from the action (even if it’s a wonderfully designed watch with red and green leds), but you want someone else to look at the replays and TELL the ref that it was/wasn’t offside, goal or fall. Now, what’s missing from this is Sepp Blatter’s blessing (which, considering the character, might come with a full lobotomy, but this is for another discussion).
    All the best otherwise.

  • chris says:

    what about the headsets the referee wears? why doesnt the video ref just talk to them? And ya the colours go against what we would naturally assume which could lead to even more confusion if the referee interprets the watch wrong

  • panoet says:

    I like the design 🙂

  • Fabrício says:

    Great idea. Simple and efficient in reducing referee's errors, but unfortunately i don't think FIFA would approve it.

    By the way, wouldn't it be FOUL instead of FALL? Sorry if i'm wrong, i'm from Brazil.

  • Fabrício says:

    Great idea. Simple and efficient in reducing referee’s errors, but unfortunately i don’t think FIFA would approve it.

    By the way, wouldn’t it be FOUL instead of FALL? Sorry if i’m wrong, i’m from Brazil.

  • mif991 says:

    Go Spain!

  • 06freemana says:

    It's a nice idea but you need to consider that the main problem is goal-line technology and not offside and penalty decisions. I think that Cairos technologies has a great idea where their is a chip in the ball and when it crosses a laser on the goal line it vibrates the referees watch, therefore grabbing their attention

  • 06freemana says:

    It's a nice idea but you need to consider that the main problem is goal-line technology and not offside and penalty decisions. I think that Cairos technologies has a great idea where their is a chip in the ball and when it crosses a laser on the goal line it vibrates the referees watch, therefore grabbing their attention

  • i like very much its designer.

  • i like very much its designer.

  • bejoshare says:

    Hi, I like it very much. He is cleaver in designer,,….

  • Amazing desaigner, i like very much

  • xristos says:

    hello

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    give me the ling shop…

    thank you

  • keretaminiku says:

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