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IFAB is proposing to extend halftime breaks to 25 minutes so football can introduce Super Bowl-style entertainment, but talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist and Laura Woods fired back – “Don’t Americanize our sport!”


TalkSPORT hosts Ally McCoist and Laura Woods hit back at proposals to “Americanize football”.

The Council of the International Football Association [IFAB] are about to discuss the possibility of increasing the halftime intervals to 25 minutes.

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A show during an NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley in 2014[/caption]

The Daily Mail says the idea came from CONMEBOL, the South American governing body, and could allow English football to introduce half-time shows.

This could include live music midway through the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, for example, which they do in the NFL.

The Super Bowl halftime show is one of the biggest events on the US sports calendar and regularly features the world’s greatest musical acts, including legendary names and historic performances.

But Woods and McCoist insist it’s just not football and are strongly against the idea.

Rangers and Scottish legend McCoist even called on lawmakers to “lock themselves in a room”, “have a little chat” and “do something good for the game.”

IFAB is proposing to extend halftime breaks to 25 minutes so football can introduce Super Bowl-style entertainment, but talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist and Laura Woods fired back – “Don’t Americanize our sport!”
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IFAB is proposing to extend halftime breaks to 25 minutes so football can introduce Super Bowl-style entertainment, but talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist and Laura Woods fired back – “Don’t Americanize our sport!”
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“Football lawmakers are once again in their tinkering phase,” said Woods, presenter of talkSPORT Breakfast.

“The IFAB is discussing a proposal to extend the halftime to 25 minutes – in a normal football game, that is – to include Super Bowl-style halftime shows.

“Stop trying to Americanize our sports and leave them alone! We don’t want it!

“I used to watch American football a lot and I really liked it, but I liked it for what it was, an American sport.

“Yeah, they want to bring it here and make it big, and that’s fine if you want to do that .. but this sport was made for advertising, this is the order in which it was made.

“It was not done and then the publicity was introduced, it was the other way around.

“Stop Americanizing Our Sports! ”

McCoist also insisted that a longer half-time break would also be detrimental to the players themselves, saying it was too long to wait to return to action.

“You are 100% right,” added the former Gers striker, responding to Woods’ comments.

IFAB is proposing to extend halftime breaks to 25 minutes so football can introduce Super Bowl-style entertainment, but talkSPORT’s Ally McCoist and Laura Woods fired back – “Don’t Americanize our sport!”
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“Go lock yourself in a room, chat a little with each other, and do something good for the game rather than silly things like this.”

“Have I clearly expressed my point of view! ?

“It’s 25 minutes. It’s long. Guys want to see some action. It’s too long for the players, the players wouldn’t want it.

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