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FCB submits proposal to introduce goal-line technology

Wednesday 21 May 2014: In an official letter to German Football League (DFL) President Dr. Reinhard Rauball, FC Bayern München has today submitted a proposal for the introduction of goal-line technology in Bundesliga 1.

“We have submitted today’s proposal for the introduction of goal-line technology, exclusively in Bundesliga 1, at the earliest possible opportunity,” commented FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, “because in the future we must better protect football and in particular the referees. The way match officials, who do not have access to replays and slow motion footage, let alone mathematical calculations, are subjected to public abuse is unacceptable. This can and should be prevented in the future.”

“As reported in the media,” continued Rummenigge, “at the assembly of member clubs on 24 March 2014, the introduction of goal-line technology was rejected largely by clubs in Bundesliga 2 on cost grounds. This is the reason today’s proposal exclusively applies to clubs in the first division.“

FC Bayern München’s proposal will now appear as an agenda item at the next plenary assembly of DFL member clubs for debate and a vote.