The wisdoms of Stars Wars jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi apply to the world of soccer referees. Photo: AP The wisdoms of Stars Wars jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi apply to the world of soccer referees. Photo: AP
The wisdoms of Stars Wars jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi apply to the world of soccer referees. Photo: AP
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

The truth, as told by Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars parable helps explain how players, managers and fans can sometimes be ledto the dark side

The wisdoms of Stars Wars jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi apply to the world of soccer referees. Photo: AP The wisdoms of Stars Wars jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi apply to the world of soccer referees. Photo: AP
The wisdoms of Stars Wars jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi apply to the world of soccer referees. Photo: AP
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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.