Jordan joins video replay debate

Last updated : 17 February 2003 By FootyMAD
Palace were quite clearly denied a definate goal when referee Dermot Gallagher or his assistant failed to spot that Tommy Black’s 40th-minute shot had crossed the goalline with the scores level at 1-1 in the FA Cup fifth round tie at Selhurst Park on Sunday, and now Palace chairman Jordan has asked football's governing bodies to do something about stopping such decisions becoming commonplace in the game.

“We’ve lost a game we should have won because of refereeing inadequacy," Jordan said.

“People seem to think it’s a quaint thing when human error comes into play but I don’t. The monetary loss for clubs is so huge that you’ve got to start doing things properly.

“Unless we start to move the game into the 21st century and stop allowing decisions like this to be made, how can you say football is evolving?

“It’s not sour grapes. It was a shocking decision. How a referee can make a decision like that is beyond me. The ball was over a foot over the line.”

Leeds Match Report