Referees in the media (week 47)

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.

“They cannot have contact with members of the public, because you don’t know what can be exchanged.”

Local organising committee CEO Mvuso Mbebe about the referees who will officiate at the African Nations Cup 2013 in Januaray and February.

“We will not assign referees next weekend for games in the D-League in Darmstadt. We have a duty of care for our referees and can in all honesty not tolerate that they put their health at risk in order to allow others to exercise their hobbies.”

Local county referee chief Sebastian Schaab in Darmstadt about the referee strike.


“You dedicate a significant part of your lives to football, a game of self-discipline and respect, and one that represents a battle where fair play must reign.”

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter about the road to Brazil for the referees. Also have a look at this funny refereeing cartoon in the new Fifa World Magazine.

“What we have seen over some 1,200 matches is a better [refereeing] control of the match.”

Says Uefa’s referee boss Pierluigi Collina at Friday’s workshop with extra assistant referees in Nyon. The video about the extra assistants released a few weeks ago is also worth watching.

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