Referees in the media (week 11)

‘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.

“I am very disappointed. The referees in this country must back up because I will not be surprised if one day a referee is shot.”

That’s refereeing in Ghana. A quote by coach Josef Sarpong from Liberty Professionals. He was not happy with referee Awal Mohammed’s performance. And this happened on Monday 12th: referee Patrick Kyeremanteng is recovering in hospital after fans attacked him.

“Referee in chimp’s land.”

The header of a German news article about life in a chimpanzee group, based on research from the University of Zürich. As the author wrote: “Almost always, when a dispute threatened to escalate, an uninvolved monkey intervened.”

“If you want to build a house, you have to start by forming a solid foundation and that is what we have been doing here. I am sure that these instructors are now strong enough to develop more international level referees from the Oceania region.”

Oceanian referee development officer Massimo Raveino (Tahiti).

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