Eredivisie Referee Cautions Irate Manager By Holding Up His ‘Respect’ Armband (Video)
By Chris Wright
The treatment of officials is very much at the forefront in Dutch football at the moment as the country continues to mourn and lament the tragically senseless death of amateur linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen and, with that firmly in mind, referee Serdar Gozubuyuk made a pronounced point of standing up for himself on Saturday evening.
Fed up of the remorseless haranguing he was receiving from Groningen coach Robert Maaskant on the touchline, referee Gozubuyuk halted play during their Eredivisie game against VVV Venlo and used his ‘Respect’ armband to shame the manager into shutting up…
One more word and it’s the naughty step for you.