Sunderland manager doesn't like video replays

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet fears video technology would make football "boring" despite seeing defender Wes Brown cleared of a red card offence.

Gus Poyet believes video replays would make football boring. Credit: PA

A review of footage of the incident which saw the 35-year-old sent off for a challenge on striker Radamel Falcao at Manchester United on Saturday prompted an independent regulatory commission to overturn match referee Roger East's decision on Monday afternoon, leaving Brown free to face Hull on Tuesday evening.

Team-mate John O'Shea, whose intervention looked to have felled the United frontman, also escaped punishment.

However, Poyet is not in favour of the introduction of replays in games, which might have spared his team from having to play the final 25 minutes at Old Trafford with only 10 men.

Football is so nice because there are issues and there are ways of dealing with these situations, and we can comment and we can talk about it.

If football becomes mathematics, like everything is going to be perfection, I think it's going to be a bit more boring, that's my opinion.

– Sunderland manager Gus Poyet