Real Sociedad coach David Moyes stands with coloured balls during a training session. Photo: AP Real Sociedad coach David Moyes stands with coloured balls during a training session. Photo: AP
Real Sociedad coach David Moyes stands with coloured balls during a training session. Photo: AP
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

Bickering over colour just trivial

In Hong Kong's lower divisions, teams can become childish and petty when choosing the hue of a ball to use on match day

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes stands with coloured balls during a training session. Photo: AP Real Sociedad coach David Moyes stands with coloured balls during a training session. Photo: AP
Real Sociedad coach David Moyes stands with coloured balls during a training session. 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.