Referees in the media (week 38)

‘Referees in the media’ will be published each Monday on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.

“We’re seeing referees’ development schools and player development schools, some of which are clearly a front for criminals. They are investing long-term in the compromise of these players.”

Says Fifa security chief Chris Eaton in an interview with Reuters.

“That’s just part of the goalkeeper’s risk, which is part of the business.”

Werder Bremen goalie Tim Wiese accepts his red card by referee Jochen Drees for tripping an attacker. Eurosport Germany discusses five different reactions to five red cards.

“This is my contribution to all who are concerned about the world of football, especially refereeing.”

Says proud Hani Balan, AFC Elite Referee Instructor, who has written his own book called ‘My vision of refereeing’. “The 230-page book which is the first of its kind in the Middle East”, says Hani.

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