Thomas Vermaelen believes the use of video technology can only be beneficial to football.

The International Football Association Board are set to discuss the issue at a special meeting in Kiev on July 2 and Vermaelen is among those who would welcome the introduction of replays for officials.

“I don’t think it would slow the game down - after those incidents a lot of players protest to the referee anyway, and that takes time in itself,” he told the Official Matchday Programme.

“It would take just a few seconds for the referee to learn the outcome so I think it would be good for technology to be introduced to the game. It is going well in other sports, so why not in football?”

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