The Rational Ref by William Lai
Shin guards must protect the legs
Any player who has suffered, or seen, a severe injury would realise the importance of these items of gear
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.