Tuesday August 12 2014
Refs get 5,000 vanishing sprays

Italy’s referees received an order of 5,000 ‘vanishing spray’ cans to use in Serie A, B and Lega Pro this season.

The Italians were one of the first domestic Leagues to adopt the system, which proved so successful at the World Cup in Brazil.

“I was very sceptical at first, but then I saw that they really work,” said President of the Referees’ Association (Aia).

“Now we have 5,000 ready to be used. Our job is to ensure football is always respected, so I hope we can return to it being an enjoyable spectacle without controversy.

“It will be possible if everyone collaborates together. If we all lock ourselves away in our own individual rooms, then everyone will struggle more.”

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