What They're Saying: Bernd Heynemann

"Referees are only puppets on a string now. The decisions are made in a dark room in Cologne. And that's just not possible."

-- Former international referee and kicker columnist Bernd Heynemann on the Video Review trial system in Germany, where referees work at a centralized center in Cologne. Criticism of Video Review resulted in the ouster of Bundesliga referee supervisor Hellmut Krug, its project manager, after he was accused of unduly influencing two penalty decisions for Schalke 04 in a 1-1 tie with Wolfsburg in October (Kicker via ESPN FC)
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