Referees in the media (week 31)

‘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.

“Yet there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of her. And that’s a good thing because Seitz is a referee, and for an official, anonymity is often the reward for a job well done.”

Los Angelos Times journalist Kevin Baxter about Kari Seitz, US referee in her third consecutive Olympic soccer tournament.

“It’s my hope in my lifetime that we get some women referees in the World Cup (for men, jth).”

Kari Seitz realizes that things ‘don’t happen overnight’, but she hopes that female referees will be equal to men’s referees. Read the full article on LA Times sports section.

“Jack Taylor, perhaps the finest referee of all time, has passed away.”

A statement on the website of the Football League.

“When you don’t send home the referee who made the biggest mistake, what signal do you give to the other referees?”

Former German top referee Markus Merk finds Viktor Kassai the best referee in the world, but stated that Uefa made the right decision to send Kassai home after missing a goal.

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