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This is a thoroughly absorbing read because it sends a strong message about the need for change at the top levels of sports. I am a former General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd and last season I witnessed over 100 major game-changing errors like those highlighted in this book, eroding the status of the referee and his colleagues. I agree with the authors that the use of sports technology needs a rethink. -- Keith Hackett, former referee, FIFA, Premier League; UEFA referee expert; coauthor of You Are the Ref Bad Call is a brilliant book! It comprehensively dissects and analyzes the ever-increasing role of technology in sport and the unintended consequences that have emerged. The book is not only a must-read for those who are fans of sport but also for students, researchers, and administrators of sport. -- Stephen Frawley, Director, Australian Centre for Olympic Studies, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Bad Call is an engaging, accessible must-read for officials and fans in any sport using or contemplating using umpiring decision-aid technologies. It combines informed analysis of the science of decision-aid technologies (including discussion of their limitations) with an acute appreciation of the practical and philosophical issues they pose for sport. -- J. S. Russell, Past Chair, Langara College Research Ethics Board, Langara College; former editor of Journal of the Philosophy of Sport

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Harry Collins is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science at Cardiff University. A Fellow of the British Academy, he is the author of Gravity's Shadow; Gravity's Ghost; Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog; Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (MIT Press); and many other books. Robert Evans is Personal Chair in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. Christopher Higgins is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University.

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