Thierry Henry, retired football legend and now commentator on CBS Sports, recently gave his opinion about the future of football. In Wednesday’s broadcast, he listed five changes that should be introduced as soon as possible. Outlining his vision for future referees, Henry suggested that they need to give interviews after the matches and also wear a microphone during the game.
Henry also believes that referees should get more help from technology to make better decisions, as it is often difficult for them to judge certain plays in real-time. He further suggested that VAR (Video Assistant Referee) could be improved so that it can provide a clear and quick decision on controversial calls.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona player also said that players should be made accountable for their behavior on the field, particularly when it comes to diving. He feels that there should be tougher sanctions against repeat offenders in order to discourage the practice of simulation.
In addition to these four points, Henry proposed a fifth change: introducing more women into football as referees, coaches and administrators. This, he believes, would be beneficial to the sport in many ways, as it would bring more diversity into football and also allow for different perspectives on team strategy and tactics.
Henry’s comments have been met with a positive response from both fans and commentators alike, who appreciate his vision for the game of football. Although some may be doubtful of the feasibility of these ideas, it is clear that Henry’s passion for the sport is still alive and well. As he seeks to improve the game of football, his five suggestions should be taken seriously by those in charge. With strong leadership and commitment from all involved, football could become an even better sport for players and fans alike.