Referees in the media (week 39)

‘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.

“There’s a lot of work to do, because no Russian referee was at the recent Europe and World cups.”

Says Roberto Rosetti in an interview with Russian Oggi about his career as head of refereeing in Russia.

“The system in place at the moment doesn’t provide them with a full-time working relationship.”

Kilmarnock coach Kenny Shiels calls for full-time referees after controversioal decisions in the Scottish league.

“From the bottom of my heart, I am very sorry.”

The words of former World Cup referee Byron Moreno after he was sentenced for 2.5 years of jail time because of smuggling heroin to the US.

“The mistake Villas-Boas made was going public, saying it was no good him coaching his players if they were then let down by ­officials.”

By Daily Star columnist Brian Woolnough about the blast of Chelsea coach Villas-Boas on referee Mike Riley after the match against Manchester United.

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