Players from Barcelona and Atletico argue as the referee hands out a yellow card. Photo: AFP Players from Barcelona and Atletico argue as the referee hands out a yellow card. Photo: AFP
Players from Barcelona and Atletico argue as the referee hands out a yellow card. Photo: AFP
William Lai
Opinion

Opinion

The Rational Ref by William Lai

Spare the rod and you will spoil the players

Grown men throwing tantrums should be treated like children

Players from Barcelona and Atletico argue as the referee hands out a yellow card. Photo: AFP Players from Barcelona and Atletico argue as the referee hands out a yellow card. Photo: AFP
Players from Barcelona and Atletico argue as the referee hands out a yellow card. 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.