Being a sports fan in the age of technological omnipresence can sometimes feel like an episode of Black Mirror.

The Netflix anthology series often takes a dystopian look at technology and examines its effect on us as a society. The episodes feel like a horror movie, each a warning of the perils of allowing technology to take over our humanity.

The stakes, of course, aren't as dire in the world of sport.


But lately, technology in sport – which we're told should be helping referees, improving our viewing experience, pushing sport into the future – has proven more of