Referees in the media (week 30)

‘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.

“It really is something that is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Sean Hurd, Olympic football referee in London.

“We had this minor panic when that came in, thinking, what are we going to do?! But ultimately, the referees in Fifa don’t make goal line mistakes so we’ve really already got it.”

Says Fifa 13 lead producer Dave Rutter to The Guardian.

Immediately adding: “That’s a cheat answer, I know!”. Read more about the new Fifa 13 on the Guardian Blog.

“It’s time for my family and my undivided attention. God bless all future endeavours of my ref colleagues and friends. It was a bumpy ride.”

South-African top referee Charl Theron announces his retirement after failing for the pre-season fitness test.

“Over the last 10 years we have recruited more than 2,400 referees and these new recruits are the lifeblood of refereeing in Scotland. “

Scottish referee boss John Fleming is happy with all new referees in Scotland and the continued partnership with Specsavers as referee sponsor.

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