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Time for TV refereeing - Warnock

Stephen Warnock
Stephen Warnock joined Blackburn from Liverpool in January 2007 (Getty)

Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock feels it is only a matter of time before technology is used to adjudicate on controversial refereeing decisions.

Warnock questioned whether Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard should have been booked for diving in the box during Rovers' defeat at Anfield on Sunday.

"I've never been in favour of TV, but now it's getting ridiculous," Warnock told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"It's costing clubs millions and it's ruining the game."

Warnock also highlighted the performance of Dutch referee Peter Vink during the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal.

"The penalty decision where Dirk Kuyt's pulled the man back was the most blatant penalty I've ever seen," he added. "But you then get ex-referees coming out and saying it's a 'tough job for these referees.'

"The only way you can look at it is to have a referee in each half who are fit enough to keep up with the game."

You will be able to have your say on all aspects of refereeing during a special "Refs Night" on BBC Radio Lancashire this Tuesday.

Andy Bayes will be joined by a number of guests - including current Football League referee Neil Yates and regular pundit Richard Dinnis.

Tune in from 1900GMT on 95.5, 103.9 or 104.5FM.

see also
Hughes wants Euro refs in England
04 Apr 08 |  Blackburn Rovers
Warnock ready for Anfield return
08 Apr 08 |  Blackburn Rovers

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