Fulham owner slams Fifa

Image: Al Fayed: Calls for change

Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed has launched a scathing attack on Fifa for ruling out technology in football.

Al Fayed blasts Blatter over technology snub

Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed has launched a scathing attack on Fifa for ruling out technology in football. He believes the sport is ready to embrace such forward-thinking and feels it is wrong of the game's global governing body to have deserted the concept. Talk of video replays and goal-line technology has been doing the rounds for years, without any success, and Al Fayed is stunned that such initiatives have not been implemented. "I have been screaming for this for a long time. They don't understand," the businessman told the Daily Express. "The people in charge are not suffering. They are not paying anything. They are not feeling anything. "Who put them there in charge of our football? Who elected them there? I have no idea. They rely on African votes, some Katmandu votes, you know, to be elected. But for me, if I was in charge I would sack all those people."

Possible

Al Fayed has vowed to prove Fifa president Sepp Blatter wrong by staging a full-scale game at Craven Cottage showcasing the benefits of the available technology. "I could put on a game at Fulham to say this technology works," he said. "It is possible. Yes. To show that it works. I think I will do that. Definitely. As proof. "Then these idiots who always say no, they can see for themselves and then they can enforce it."

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