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: referee’s pants pulled down, Babak Rafati and more.
I felt very humiliated. I quickly pulled my pants back up, and then they did it again. I showed both players a red card and sent a complaint do the KNVB (Dutch FA).- Dewdat Rampadarath, Dutch referee whose pants got pulled down twice
Dewdat Rampadarath’s pants got pulled down. He talked to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf about the incident.
Book cover of Babak Rafati’s biography: “I whistle until death”.
I would like to work as a tv pundit or as a referee, but then only abroad. It would for sure be fun. Football is my passion.- Babak Rafati, Germany; referee who tried to commit suicide
Babak Rafati, former German Bundesliga referee who has tried to commit suicide, has written a book and talks about life after the incident and his future plans.
It’s something that I have seen for the first time in my career as a player and a coach. To be honest, I didn’t follow the match after that.- Tencho Tenev, Bulgaria; coach of Pirin Gotse Delchev after a a goalie hit his teammate
A Bulgarian coach was very confused that his goalie was hitting his teammate.
The third one was a two-footed challenge so I think we can say it was a good day’s work for the ref.- Shane Long, Southampton player is positive about referee Bobby Madley's Premier League debut with three red cards
Bobby Madley made his Premier League debut in the match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion. He gave three red cards. Shane Long, who got elbowed, was happy with the referee’s first performance at England’s highest level.