Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Photo: AP Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Photo: AP
Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Photo: AP
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

Racism is just one form of vile abuse

Supporters' chants that use personal information against match officials are just as bad and also need to be stamped out

Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Photo: AP Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Photo: AP
Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. 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.