Germany's Mesut Ozil (right) donated his World Cup bonus to provide operations for 23 seriously ill children in Brazil. Photo: Reuters Germany's Mesut Ozil (right) donated his World Cup bonus to provide operations for 23 seriously ill children in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Germany's Mesut Ozil (right) donated his World Cup bonus to provide operations for 23 seriously ill children in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

Rational Ref: win bonuses pointless as incentives for professionals

Top players need no extra enticement as a standard pay package should be adequate when it comes to instilling a desire for victory

Germany's Mesut Ozil (right) donated his World Cup bonus to provide operations for 23 seriously ill children in Brazil. Photo: Reuters Germany's Mesut Ozil (right) donated his World Cup bonus to provide operations for 23 seriously ill children in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
Germany's Mesut Ozil (right) donated his World Cup bonus to provide operations for 23 seriously ill children in Brazil. 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.