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Referee who was attacked in an amateur game in London says he now fears being ‘murdered on pitch’

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Continuing coverage of study led by Tom Webb which found 45 percent of match officials in England across rugby league, rugby union and cricket feel verbal abuse in general had increased

Period10 Aug 2020 → 11 Aug 2020

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TitleReferee who was attacked in an amateur game in London says he now fears being 'murdered on the pitch' after shocking video showed him being repeatedly punched in the face
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Daily Mail
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/08/20
DescriptionThe Referees’ Association and Ref Support UK, have both warned that an official will lose their life on the job unless they receive greater protection and offenders are handed tougher punishments
Producer/AuthorDavid Coverdale
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8615781/Referee-attacked-amateur-game-London-says-fears-MURDERED-pitch.html
PersonsThomas Webb
TitleReferee who was attacked in an amateur game in London says he now fears being ‘murdered on pitch’
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletRead Sector
Media typeWeb
CountryGermany
Date11/08/20
DescriptionA shocking assault of an amateur referee has led to fears a match official will end up being killed in grassroots football. In a recent study by the University of Portsmouth, 18.9 per cent of the 2,056 referees that were questioned in England said they had experienced physical abuse on the pitch.
URLhttps://readsector.com/referee-who-was-attacked-in-an-amateur-game-in-london-says-he-now-fears-being-murdered-on-pitch/
PersonsThomas Webb
TitleUniversity of Portsmouth research supports referees’ calls for harsher sentences after rise in assaults on officials
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/08/20
DescriptionThe chairman of Referees’ Association has warned a match official will eventually be killed unless more serious punishments are handed out to those who abuse them.
Producer/AuthorNeil Fatkin
URLhttps://www.portsmouth.co.uk/education/university-portsmouth-research-supports-referees-calls-harsher-sentences-after-rise-assaults-officials-2938563
PersonsThomas Webb

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