Referees in the media (week 4)

‘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.

“Ofcourse I talked with my assistant about this. He says he did not spit. But that will be investigated.”

Says referee Dennis Higler about his assistant Richard Slop, who is accused of spitting Dennis Hollart from Almere City.

“Based on our insight into his economic conditions, we have written off damages in the millions of crowns and are glad thereby to contribute to ending this unfortunate case which without a doubt has had large, personal consequences for Ronni Norvig.”

Says DBU spokesman Lars Berendt to Reuters about the settlement the Danish FA has made with the fan who attacked referee Herbert Fandel. The man has to pay 250.000 Danish crowns (about 33.600 euro’s; 28.000 British pounds) instead of about 1.8 million crowns.

“To me, the appointment was not just a show of confidence in me but to all Asian referees. This is a big responsibility for all of us in the Asian refereeing family to work in more and more important world matches.”

Ravshan Irmatov, the referee of the Club World Cup final between Barcelona and Santos.

Pure theoratically, it’s possible. I’m 42 and can be active for five more years, if I keep fit and healthy. But it’s not a real goal, I don’t look at those statistics.”

Wolfgang Stark just before his 250th Bundesliga match last weekend about reaching the Markus Merk’s record of 339 matches at German’s highest level.

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