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Referees in the media (week 5)

‘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.

Tony Soprano at the right.

“What are you doing, ref?”

Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Soprano’s (season one, episode 1) I’ve been watching.

“We’ve got some reports that people are buying referee outfits in districts too … so I wouldn’t be surprised to see some penalty flags get thrown at some members of Congress’ offices.”

Jamie Henn, communications director for, during a protest against the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline where activists where dressed as referees to ‘blow a whistle’.

“Their preparation for officiating at UEFA matches will start here.”

Pierluigi Collina about the new international referees. Read full interview from Turkey training camp on

“Our referees even visited him on Sunday. We were however shocked on learning that he had died. It is very unfortunate we have lost one of our best upcoming referees.”

Ugandan referee David Ssebunya died a day after the Cooper test.

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