Referees in the media (week 3)

‘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.

“We should reflect on the experience tennis and rugby on their own methods including temporary exclusions (the sin bin), public explanation of referee’s decisions, or rugby’s penalty try for example.”

FIFA’s former director of international relations Jerome Champagne has suggested changes in the world governing body in an interview with Reuters.

“I’ll take all necessary measures to clear my name. What they did is so sneaky.”

Says Bulgarian referee Raicho Raichev about Luchezar Yonov, a suspended referee, who used Raichev’s name to officiate the friendly match between Werder Bremen and AZ Alkmaar.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the team. And as a team we are responsible for the matches.”

European Championship referee Björn Kuipers after the Dutch training camp in Belek, Turkey.

“As you know, football is not just for the players, teams or coaches but also the referees who also have the desire to excel.”

Asian female referees want to be world’s number one someday, says AFC Referees Director Yoshimi Ogawa.

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