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Full Premier League statement as “RefCam” set to be introduced for Crystal Palace vs Man United



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In a groundbreaking announcement, the Premier League has confirmed that the referee for Crystal Palace against Manchester United will wear a camera.

The “RefCam” to be worn by Jarred Gillett will film his perspective as he officiates Manchester United‘s away fixture against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

It will be used to create a promotional video for match officiating, which will be available to watch later this year.

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A Premier League statement read: “This footage will not be broadcast live but fans will be able to view it later in the year as part of a programme being produced by Premier League Productions (PLP) aimed at offering further insight and education into the demands of officiating in the Premier League.

“The technology comprises a head-mounted device which is integrated into the usual referee communications system.

“Its one-off use for educational purposes has been approved by The IFAB, the Premier League, PGMOL and both clubs.

“We would like to thank Crystal Palace and Manchester United for their support with this project.”

Refereeing levels have been called into question several times in the last few seasons, especially since the introduction of VAR. Having Gillett’s perspective recorded will certainly make for interesting viewing.