The unappreciated few

August 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

In sports today there are a group of individuals that are responsible for enforcement of the rules of the in particular sport. Today, we will focus on soccer here in the US. This past weekend I had the pleasure shoot the match of Columbus Crew vs Chicago fire. The crew as always consisted of National Referee's as well as FIFA referee's. Many times you hear, "I can do that" "How hard could it be". Well let me tell you it is down right hard. These men and women have risen to the top of their profession. Committed many years ago to a job that they will be continuously criticized by one and all. The very slightest misstep is highlighted in front of millions then reviewed by their fellow referee's at a later date to fix a issue or give the praise for a job well done. Take this into consideration when you are at a game and the profanity laced berated statement comes billowing out of your mouth. These men and women are human, they are not perfect. They have singular point of few and YES they will miss something, or maybe it was so trifling of a call it wasn't worth blowing the whistle. Also take into consideration the level of commitment that they have given ensure they are doing is one of the best. They spend 30-40 weeks a year away from their families. When they are not on the pitch they are training to be fit. Training to be perfect their positioning on the pitch. Training to make sure they make the right decision when it truly matters. Hat's off to the referee's of all sports and the tough job you have.


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