Son of beaten up referee can’t sleep at night (plus more stories)

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.

It has been a while since the last one. From now one you get one a week again. The start is one to think about: a beaten up referee talks about what it dit with his son.

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A father was beaten up when he was refereeing his son at an u11 match in The Hague. Referee Abdelmounaim El Machichti tells what this violence does with his family.

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Matt Jackson, guest blogger on The Opinion Of The Referee, tells how he got involved in refereeing. He noticed “his son’s pocket full of cash and his own empty gas tank”, so Matt and his wife decided to get certified as well. Also worth clicking trough to the next parts of Matt Jackson’s guest blog.

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Just go read it: BBC interview with David Elleray, member of Uefa’s Referee Committee and The FA’s head of refereeing.

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Worth reading interview with Mario Rebello. According to The Hindu, Rebello is “the country’s only premier woman official: currently the only FIFA referee and the only member of the Asian Football Confederation’s Elite Panel”.

Not about football and refereeing, but definately worth reading: “British referees serve Dallas’ homeless”.

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