Friday July 18 2014
Serie A adopts vanishing spray

Adoption of ‘vanishing spray’ for referees during Serie A and B games is confirmed for this season.

“It was ratified, so we will begin adopting this new technology,” announced Lega Serie A President Maurizio Beretta.

However, it might look different to the can of foam used by referees during the World Cup in Brazil.

“We discussed some logistical aspects, because it’s obvious these cans can’t be carried by referees like hand luggage.

“Now we need to ensure they are available in the stadiums, at the least working on provisions and logistics, but these are problems that can be easily dealt with.”

At the World Cup, referees carried the spray in a holster around their waists, using it to ensure players respected the correct distance on free kicks.

The spray is also expected to be used in the Champions League this term.

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