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Baggies want video replays for refs

November 14, 2013
By ESPN staff

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has urged the Premier League to introduce video technology in the wake of his side’s controversial draw with Chelsea.

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The Baggies were leading 2-1 at Stamford Bridge when a penalty was awarded for a questionable foul on Ramires, with video replays suggesting the midfielder went down a little too easily.

The decision angered both West Brom manager Steve Clarke and his chairman, with the incident at Chelsea the latest in a string of perceived poor decisions against the club.

Ramires going down for Chelsea pen vs West Brom
APWest Brom felt they were robbed of two points against Chelsea.

Peace has now sent a letter to the Premier league, according to the Daily Mail, demanding they look into bringing a video review system into football to prevent further injustice.

The Baggies chief will ask for the issue to be debated at a Premier League shareholders' meeting on Thursday, while he is also seeking a meeting with Mike Riley, head of the Professional Game and Match Officials Ltd.

The Premier League introduced goal-line technology this season at a cost of £250,000 per club, though it has not been widely used.

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