Referees in the media (week 41)

‘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.

Referees deserve it once to get some extra attention in the spotlights.

States the Dutch FA (KNVB) because of the week of the referee in the Netherlands.

“I play a bit with the referee.”

Admits Bosnian player Miralem Pjanic before the match against France after accusations from French defender Adil Rami that Pjanic is a cheat.

“There now seems to be two types of officials in the game, those who want to be the centre of attention and those who prefer to stay anonymous.”

Says Andrew Cole, journalist at The National, an English newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

“I think the goal line can be easily controlled by two additional assistant referees.”

Uefa referee boss and former top referee Pierluigi Collina doesn’t want goal-line technology.

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