In Holland we’ve a lot of club referees. They only officiate at the same club. It’s easy to combine with playing soccer yourself, but their impartiality is questioned by the opposing teams many times. Nothing new, until last week.
Referee Marty Suijkerbuijk gave a red card in a youth match, but got punched by the opponent. The match was abandoned, but the match needs a full replay, because the referee was not a member of any FA.
The ref said to De Gelderlander, a local newspaper, that referees are outlawed. It’s a shame, according to him, because so many clubs use volunteers who are not certified.
What would you do if you were the Dutch FA.