World Cup referees may be using shaving cream on the field
June 16 , 2014
Viewers have probably noticed the World Cup referees using a can, which is almost like shaving cream. It appears that the spray has also become popular among free kick specialists.
"You spray a circle around the ball and a line 10 yards away for the defenders," referee Howard Webb said. "It will assist us in getting the players back at the free-kick and, in turn, that gives the attacking team a better opportunity of creating something from that set-piece."
The spray reportedly disappears in the next few minutes and the game continues normally.