‘In the spotlight’: media reporting and its consequences

Thomas Webb

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This chapter initially considers the growth of media attention afforded to the game of Association Football and the referee. The chapter charts this growth, utilising a case study of a referee who officiated in the 1920s and 1930s. The chapter then considers the development of other media and the impact of the influence of television in particular on the game of Association football and the referee. The increased attention given to the referee, the role of the referee in the media and referees’ and media perception of the current culture related to the reporting of referees’ performance in England, Spain and Italy are also analysed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElite Soccer Referees Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315656809
ISBN (Print)9781138101616, 9780367231170
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Football

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