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Bournemouth could seek legal action over goalline technology error

Bournemouth's board is reportedly set to discuss whether to pursue legal action over a goalline technology error.

Hawk-Eye apologised after Sheffield United were denied a goal against Aston Villa in June when the ball had crossed the line, with the game ending in a goalless draw.

Villa ended the season one point above the Cherries, who have been relegated from the Premier League and have a board meeting this week.

BBC Sport notes "there has been no instruction to lawyers at this stage".

Following the game on June 17, Hawk-Eye commented: "The seven cameras located in the stands around the goal area were significantly occluded by the goalkeeper, defender, and goalpost.

"This level of occlusion has never been seen before in over 9,000 matches that the Hawk-Eye Goal Line Technology system has been in operation.

"Hawk-Eye unreservedly apologises to the Premier League, Sheffield United, and everyone affected by this incident."

According to the International Football Association Board (Ifab) rules, "In principle, a match is not invalidated because of: malfunction(s) of the VAR technology (as for goal line technology (GLT))."

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