Empty Pitches – More and More Sunday League Games Abandoned Due to a Lack of Officials at Grass Roots

FIFA’s Pierluigi Collina has warned there will be ‘a global shortage of referees if more is not done to tackle the abuse they receive.’

Pierluigi Collina – FIFA’s Referees Committee Chairman (Image – SkySports)

The former World Cup final referee highlighted the “real threat” of violence within football, especially aimed towards the volunteers he calls “heroes”.

The impact’s being felt at all levels with thousands of officials leaving the game every year…




Trainee Journalist at Teesside University, specialising in Sports.

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