It wouldn't have happened in the first place because Cricket(I think) and Rugby use 'live' video technology. It really has to be dealt with at the time with video technology imho. Most incidents that maybe decide games end with the ball out of play so there are seconds needed to review by the 4th official. At a recent `chelsea match I was at there were a couple of close decisions and as soon as they happened all of the fans in the block I was in turned around and saw a replay on an internal screen. The technology is already there someone just needs to wake up and smell the coffee.
So if he did that then the ref and linesman are there to take the necessary action. Going to a higher authority actually brings the game into disrepute if you ask me and makes a mockery of the ref. The sport would break down and chaos would ensue if that happened all the time. If the ref and linesmen missed it, then that just has to be accepted, and you just get on with it. As a lifelong participant in many different sports, thats my attitude to playing. Part and parcel of sport if you ask me.
In this day and age, yes I agree. I just dont believe that Thierry Henry should be punished under the present system.
If it had been used in the past, then England may have progressed instead of getting knocked out against Argentina with the hand of God incident and England may not have even won the world cup in 1966. And as for John MacEnroe!!! He wouldnt have been the tabloid sensation he was back in the 80s.