By Keith Hackett

13th Sep, 2022 | 1:34pm

Ex-Fifa official demands major change after latest in 'remarkable' Huddersfield Town controversy

Keith Hackett wants to see goal-line technology “enhanced” after Huddersfield Town were issued an apology by Hawk-Eye.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Fifa and Premier League official suggested a “tracking device” could be placed inside the ball.

On 4 September, Yuta Nakayama was denied an equaliser for Huddersfield against Blackpool after the technology failed alert referee John Busby that the ball had crossed the line.

As reported by Sky Sports (6 September), Hawk-Eye apologised for the error which they explained had been caused by the cameras line of sight being blocked.

Hackett claimed it is “remarkable” a mistake of this nature has only occurred once.

“What they can do is look at enhancing the technology,” he told Football Insider.

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“We have got to make every effort to ensure that does not happen again. I thought this was an area that we have covered.

“This is the second failure of Hawk-Eye which in itself is remarkable, given the game of football.

“Are they using seven cameras in the Championship or have they gone for a cheaper option? That is a question we need to ask.

“I understand that there is the risk of the ball being covered. They have to look enhancing the technology. It has only happened once but once is one time too many.

“Perhaps they could look at putting a tracking device inside the ball which transmits. That was looked at. The difficulty of that is the ball.”

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