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Can you make a joke as referee?

Can you make a you as referee? Photo of Serdar Gözübüyük.
Serdar Gözübüyük.
Can you make a joke as referee? This post talks player management and communication with football players.

Check out the video I made about the subject about a situation with Serdar Gözübüyük who asks player Bart Vriends what the capital city of San Marino is. The referee has seen a video of Vriends naming all the capital cities of foreign countries and thought it would be a good idea to bring up a question for the player during the game.

The video:

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So, can you make a joke as referee? The answer is “yes” in my opinion. The advantages of making a joke as referee:

  • Makes the players feel at ease
  • And that helps with better player/game management
  • Shows you enjoy the game
  • If you make jokes like this, it shows you prepared pretty well for the game

Smiling as a referee, that was one of the three things to learn from Dutch King Willem-Alexander in a previous story on my blog.


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