The Rational Ref by William Lai
Referee right to protect players from objects thrown on pitch
HK referee Liu Kwok-man was correct in law and common sense to take players off the field when Iranian fans threw explosive projectiles
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.