Wayne Rooney is sent off against West Ham United. Photo: Reuters Wayne Rooney is sent off against West Ham United. Photo: Reuters
Wayne Rooney is sent off against West Ham United. Photo: Reuters
William Lai
Opinion

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The Rational Ref by William Lai

The Rational Ref: Referees must decide on kick or trip before producing red card

The severity of the challenge is crucial and Wayne Rooney's dismissal for a high boot against West Ham is fully deserved

Wayne Rooney is sent off against West Ham United. Photo: Reuters Wayne Rooney is sent off against West Ham United. Photo: Reuters
Wayne Rooney is sent off against West Ham United. Photo: Reuters
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William Lai

William Lai

William Lai is a qualified soccer referee, instructor and assessor, and has also officiated in England and Australia. As an educator, scientist and social scientist, he is also interested in human behaviour which is why his column offers an alternative and rational commentary of what happens on and off the pitch.