We’ve heard of some pretty barmy ideas put forward to revolutionise football, but ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley might have well and truly taken the biscuit with his latest suggestion.
The broadcaster was in his usual spot in the gantry for this afternoon’s Confederations Cup tie between Portugal and Mexico, and for one of the first times ever, fans witnessed FIFA’s new Video Assistant Referee play a major part in the result.
The match ended 2-2, but in the first-half Pepe had what looked like a perfectly good goal ruled-out for being offside, and not too long after, Tyldesley suggested we bring lie detector tests into international football.
At the time, he said live on ITV: “Well, the next technological advancement should be a lie detector for when a defender is pleading his innocence.”
His co-commentator Danny Higginbotham didn’t really say much by way of a response, but, of course, fans on social media had heard the suggestion loud and clear:
Clive Tyldesley has thrown 'lie detectors' into the melting pot as a possible tool for helping football referees in future👃💡
Just imagine💭 pic.twitter.com/rrXlZnbAUo
— Robert Summerscales (@robsummerscales) June 18, 2017
Clive Tyldesley reckons the next technological advance in the game should be a lie detector so we can see if a player has cheated or not. pic.twitter.com/kLPrHq7FN1
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 18, 2017
A lie detector for defenders 🤔
— 🔷Jon🔷 (@KanteWho) June 18, 2017
A lie detector in football , never wanted to die as much in ma life
— Odhran☭ (@Odhran_K67) June 18, 2017
He may be joking around, but a lie detector type thing may be one of the greatest ideas I've heard of recently. Nice one Clive #PORMEX
— Harry Handforth (@HarryHandforth) June 18, 2017
Lie detector test in football? Clive please
— Cameron (@camWBAFC) June 18, 2017
LIE DETECTOR WOT THE FUCKS HE ON ABOHT
— JW (@FutboyJoey) June 18, 2017
To be honest, it’s not for us, Clive.
But what do you think? Is there any way at all we could bring in some sort of lie detector test?