AC Milan's Mario Balotelli argues with referee Luca Banti after their Serie A match with Naples. Photo: AFP AC Milan's Mario Balotelli argues with referee Luca Banti after their Serie A match with Naples. Photo: AFP
AC Milan's Mario Balotelli argues with referee Luca Banti after their Serie A match with Naples. Photo: AFP
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

Players talk too much

Despite what we see most weeks on our TV screens, nobody has ever had the right to question decisions by the match referees

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli argues with referee Luca Banti after their Serie A match with Naples. Photo: AFP AC Milan's Mario Balotelli argues with referee Luca Banti after their Serie A match with Naples. Photo: AFP
AC Milan's Mario Balotelli argues with referee Luca Banti after their Serie A match with Naples. Photo: AFP
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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.