Make it like rugby or cricket. #### off all this 'the ref still makes the decsision' bollocks.
This is how I'd do it.
1. The referee takes control of the game as normal.
2. If they are unsure about a key decision they can stop the game, and seek advice from the video official.
3. The crowd and TV audience can then hear the conversation between the ref and the video official. The ref has to clearly state what he's asking for. The video official can only adjudicate on what he's being asked for. The video official will then instruct the ref what he should do eg Give a penalty, award the goal, send the player off, give an offside. etc.
4. If necessary ie. the original decision of the ref is correct, and the game was stopped in open play, it is resumed with a drop ball. Alright, it might stop a team breaking forward after a penalty shout, but tough shit, you can't please everyone.
5. This can only be done on the refs instruction, nobody in his ear unless he's asked for it. Can only be used to decide key moments eg was the foul inside or outside the area? Was it a handball? Was a penalty claim a clean tackle or did the player win the ball? Dangerous play like an elbow or a punch or stamp? An offside goal?
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