World Cup referees learning English-language obscenities to deal with abuse

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David Wright  Identity Verified
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German to English
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Appalling! Jun 10, 2010

So English and US players will get booked for swearing in English but North Koreans etc can swear away and nobody does anything!! UNFAIR TO WAYNE


Steve Booth  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:33
Member (2007)
English to Arabic
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don't know if it makes a difference Jun 10, 2010

I was a referee for years and at one time lived in Cyprus and refereed matches involving Cypriot teams. Now my Greek wasn't very good but the amount of Greeks i sent off for using abusive langauge was amazing. Why? Because there is no point calling the referee a *&%^&*( if he doesn't understand what you are saying so they very kindly did all their swearing and insults in English.


United States
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German to English
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. Jun 10, 2010

I just wanted to say thank you to both previous posters for making me laugh.


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