Abolish The Off Side Rule in Soccer? Never!

Dr Shock is a soccer fan, he’s Dutch, no wonder. One of the out most important topics discussed about the game is Off side. So much discussion is going on that people hope new technology will help with judgment of the off side rule. During a soccer game the referee as well as his two assistants are there to judge about off side or not. Since no one is perfect these call as reasons for debate way longer than the duration of the game.

Unfortunately recent research has shown that the human being and the technological media are both physically and technically incapable of detecting an offside position in real time, in zero milliseconds. The key of the offside position is a physical problem: time.

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.

Thank god, we can still keep on talking about off side or not, technology isn’t going to spoil this fun.