Referees in the media will be published at the beginning of the week on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading. Week 7 and 8.
On Thursday 7 February 2013, a 30-year-old man (EPL referee Dean Mohareb, jth) answered bail in relation to an offence of computer hacking. He was further arrested on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice and has been released on bail pending further inquiries. He was arrested as part of an investigation into computer hacking and the dissemination of private information. Inquiries are continuing.
The FA has suspended Dean Mohareb after the second time he got arrested for computer hacking. Full story about Mohareb’s arrest on The Guardian. The arrested referee has been caught earlier by the police for something similar.
Sean Hurd tels on In The Opinion Of The Referee about staying focused while being overruled by the referee.
As talented as you might be, if you if a shred of concern about a situation, you can not give a hundred percent to the next situation. And I guarantee you, it will happen.- Sean Hurd, United States, Fifa Assistant referee
Fifa Assistant referee Sean Hurd tells on In The Opinion Of The Referee (ITOOTR) about staying focused when a referee overrules you – and more, so check out the ITOOTR video.
The organizing committee does not have the power to change the referee’s decision unless the referee admits he made a mistake in his official report.- Hicham El Amrani, Confederation of African Football (CAF) secretary-general
Confederation of African Football (CAF) secretary-general expected a better standard for referees at the Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi was suspended after a doubtfoul performance at Burkina Faso – Ghana.
Bribing referees is reported to be commonplace in the lower leagues in South Africa but prosecutions are rare.- Reuters
Phil Setshedi, former South African assistant coach, has been sentenced to eight years in jail for trying to bribe a referee to help a lower-league team.