Title 'We're off!': Referees leave the game in droves because of horrific abuse Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Daily Mail Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 24/01/22 Description Unrelenting abuse of referees is having a devastating impact on officials, including teenage refs, who are leaving the game in droves.
Such is the scale of the exodus at the grassroots level that there are now real fears elite football will be impacted by a shortage of referees, or a drop in quality, as the pool to choose from is drastically reduced.
Producer/Author Charlie Walker URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10313877/Referees-leave-football-droves-horrific-abuse-10-000-gone-five-years.html Persons Thomas Webb Title Is umpire abuse and player behaviour getting worse? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Wisden Cricket Monthly Media type Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 29/06/21 Description Tom Webb is quoted on his research into treatment of match officials across a range of sports Producer/Author Scott Oliver Persons Thomas Webb
Title Referees, Match Officials and Abuse Media name/outlet The Grassroots Post Date 21/03/22 Description Around all the positives that we’ve covered in this The Grassroots Post, one of the things that we feel incredible strongly about is the issue of referee abuse, whether verbally, game to game, or in the very worst case, physical assault. Referees are crucial to the game and this trend needs to be understood and eradicated. URL https://www.grassrootspost.uk/2022/03/21/referee-abuse-the-study/ Persons Mike Rayner, Thomas Webb Title BBC Radio 5 Live Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet BBC Radio 5 Live Media type Radio Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 19/12/21 Description Tom Webb will lead a panel aimed at tackling abuse towards sporting officials, looking into how to support them and their mental health URL https://tinyurl.com/dxwzxsf6 Persons Thomas Webb Title BBC Radio interview Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet BBC Radio London Media type Radio Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 20/02/21 Description Thomas Webb talks on his research into the abuse received by match officials URL tiny.cc/karqtz Persons Thomas Webb Title Talk Sport Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet talkSPORT Media type Radio Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 13/02/21 Description Thomas Webb talks on his research into the abuse received by match officials URL tiny.cc/4bgvtz Persons Thomas Webb