The Suarez/Chiellini biting incident was initially missed many in attendance at the Estadio Arena das Dunas, yet Italian fans called for the referee to take action against Suarez. Photo: EPA The Suarez/Chiellini biting incident was initially missed many in attendance at the Estadio Arena das Dunas, yet Italian fans called for the referee to take action against Suarez. Photo: EPA
The Suarez/Chiellini biting incident was initially missed many in attendance at the Estadio Arena das Dunas, yet Italian fans called for the referee to take action against Suarez. Photo: EPA
William Lai
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The Rational Ref by William Lai

Video is key to resolving accusations of unfairness aimed at police, referees

Providing taped evidence is only solution to resolving claims of partisan treatment by both officers at street protests and referees at games

The Suarez/Chiellini biting incident was initially missed many in attendance at the Estadio Arena das Dunas, yet Italian fans called for the referee to take action against Suarez. Photo: EPA The Suarez/Chiellini biting incident was initially missed many in attendance at the Estadio Arena das Dunas, yet Italian fans called for the referee to take action against Suarez. Photo: EPA
The Suarez/Chiellini biting incident was initially missed many in attendance at the Estadio Arena das Dunas, yet Italian fans called for the referee to take action against Suarez. Photo: EPA
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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.