Jose Mourinho complains about ball boys time wasting but has been guilty of running down the clock himself. Photo: Reuters Jose Mourinho complains about ball boys time wasting but has been guilty of running down the clock himself. Photo: Reuters
Jose Mourinho complains about ball boys time wasting but has been guilty of running down the clock himself. Photo: Reuters
William Lai
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The Rational Ref by William Lai

Rational Ref: Let's call time on those who run down the clock

Should we take retrospective action on time-wasters? Or do we just accept it's part of the game and let refs deal with it?

Jose Mourinho complains about ball boys time wasting but has been guilty of running down the clock himself. Photo: Reuters Jose Mourinho complains about ball boys time wasting but has been guilty of running down the clock himself. Photo: Reuters
Jose Mourinho complains about ball boys time wasting but has been guilty of running down the clock himself. Photo: Reuters
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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.