Referees are humans too right? They also take part in the social hype: check out video’s of the Referee Ice Bucket Challenge.
For who doesn’t know what this challenge is, Wikpedia helps out: It is an “activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.” Go to donation form.
The first video comes from Björn Kuipers. He was nominated by the players of Ajax, the team that nominated both the opponent PSV and the referee of this weekend’s clash between the Dutch top teams. In the video Kuipers wonders (in Dutch) if it was smart to nominate the referee of your next match, but he definately accepts it.
In the video you will see Björn Kuipers and his assistants Erwin Zeinstra en Sander van Roekel who took part in the challenge. They nominated two actor and fellow Dutch Referee Bas Nijhuis.
Also Andre Marriner, Premier League referee, accepted the referee ice bucket challenge. He nominated Howard Webb, the new PGMOL technical director.