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SBD Global/July 9, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Premier League To Discuss Using Vanishing Spray At Next Shareholders' Meeting
Published July 9, 2014
MOVING FORWARD: SKY SPORTS reported vanishing spray "will be adopted in next season's Champions League." The man who invented it, Heine Allemagne, would "like to see the game's major associations use it for their own competitions -- including the Premier League." Allemagne worked with a company to "concoct the spray from vegetable oil derivatives." He has now obtained the int'l patent for the firm, "with the spray already widely used for matches in Brazil and Argentina." Allemagne said, "It's already been agreed that UEFA will use this in their championships" (SKY SPORTS, 7/8). REUTERS reported Allemagne, 43, has given FIFA "free use of his invention at the finals." He said that he is "driven by a love of the game and helping referees keep discipline rather than becoming a multi-millionaire." Allemagne: "I had no commercial ambition, I wanted to develop the product. Perhaps there will be some financial side but that can come later, I wanted to get the product perfect for football" (REUTERS, 7/8).