The Canadian Football League is reportedly looking at expanding video review to make sure the correct call is made on the field.
TSN is reporting the league is looking to eliminate hundreds of penalties and fix as many officiating errors as possible by expanding the use of video review. The report says that the league would add a third man to the “command centre” crew with the title of Video Review Official.
The report states the CFL’s football operations department has reviewed video from last season, and found more than 150 penalties that should not have been called.
One way the CFL is looking at eliminating many of these errors is with the new video official, who would have access to all broadcast camera angles and the benefit of an all-24 view that shows every player on the field.
The goal is to have the video referee participate within the flow of the game, leading to fewer wrong decisions on the field and a reduction of incorrect penalty calls.