Photo Gallery: The Dangers of Officiating
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Photo Gallery: The Dangers of Officiating

Perilous Pitches Violence Against Referees Spikes in Germany

Violence against referees at amateur and youth football matches in Germany is reaching alarming proportions. Facing frequent threats and attacks, and feeling abandoned by sports associations, poorly paid officials are either quitting or refusing to make tough calls against clubs with bad reputations.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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