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:

I’m working on a series of video’s and try to find a good way to make them better / more interesting. Please share your comments – especcially the negative ones – and let me create better video’s.

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.

5 thoughts on “Can you make a joke as referee?

  1. Good start Jan, keeping good focus on the camera which is giving interaction with the viewers. One comment though, remember the radio game “zeg eens eeuh”? Just watch and listen..Solution; rehersal, rehersal…

    • Thanks Arthur. I must admit: that was already the 3rd take. Found out I need to write things on paper next time. Will do that next time.

    • Feel free to translate the blog in Portugese!

      Can you send me the link? Or add link to my blog/video?

      Have a good weekend.

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