Wednesday, 23 May 2012



(Piece to camera)
Hello, I’m Kassem Berraies, and today we are looking into the abusive and negative remarks Sunday league football referees receive during the matches and whether there should be a more strict disciplinary to those who do abuse referees, to minimise the hostility.

(End Piece to camera)
As you can see today, there is a lot of hostility between players and referee’s, as many believe it should be cut out of the games, we together should try and do this, Kassem Berraies from Manchester, News at 7.

(Voice Over)
Sunday league referee’s get roughly 20 to 30 pounds a game, which is no where near enough to live on as you can do 4 games a week maximum due to most games being played only on Saturdays and Sundays at roughly the same time, which won’t bring in enough to live on. Most referees do this as a hobby as they enjoy the sport, and enjoy refereeing.

(Vox Pops- questions)

  1. Have you witnessed a football referee receive negative or abusive remarks in a game?
  2. What are your views on this matter?
  3. Do you think there is any way of cutting this out of games?
  4. Would you agree with a new disciplinary fining players and fans more than they already are?

(Interview – questions)
Hi, and thanks for allowing us to interview you (Name). Firstly you’re a referee for a Sunday league football matches,
  1. Do you enjoy refereeing football games?
  2. Per game, how many times do you usually receive abusive remarks from players?
  3. How do these remarks affect you during your job?
  4. Would you agree with a new disciplinary to players, fining them for abusive remarks?
  5. If a player shouts abuse at you during a game, how do you approach this situation?
  6. Would you give a player a red or yellow card if he shouted negative comments to you, or would you give them a warning?
  7. Do you think that the amount of negative abuse referees receive will create a shortage of referees for Sunday league football games?

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