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Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s Nikola Todorov struck a late equalizer in the final minutes to salvage a point at home in a Scottish Championship game against Ayr United.
But that wasn’t the only headline from the night as the live coverage of the encounter was marred due to a hilarious reason.
The Inverness outfit do not employ a cameraman as their camera is programmed to follow the ball throughout the match.
But the machine was fooled on the night by a man, as one of the linesmen officiating the game unknowingly interfered with the technology involved.
The artificially intelligent camera couldn’t differentiate between the ball and the bald head of the linesman.
The commentator in charge of the game had to apologise as the camera kept on mistaking the ball for the bald head on the sidelines, denying viewers of the real action while focusing on the linesman instead.
The match earned Inverness their first point of the season while Ayr United were denied a second straight win in the second tier of Scottish football.
Everything is terrible. Here's a football match last weekend that was ruined after the AI cameraman kept mistaking the linesman's bald head for a football.https://t.co/BsoQFqEHu0 pic.twitter.com/GC9z9L8wHf— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 29, 2020
Inverness Caledonian Thistle don’t employ a cameraman as their camera is programmed to follow the ball throughout the match. The commentator had to apologise today as the camera kept on mistaking the ball for the linesman’s head… pic.twitter.com/LeKsc2bEj7— Tom Cox (@seagull81) October 24, 2020