• Author : Anonymous (Francois Salaun)
• Pages : 288 Sheet
• Publisher : Hugo Sport (3 May 2018)
• ISBN-10 : 2755638044
• ISBN-13 : 978-2755638042
• Product Dimensions: 15 x 2,2 x 22,1 cm
• Format Kindle : ePub and e-book
• Price : €
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• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10
♦Description : “He is both the most decried and the most misunderstood of football. For the first time, a referee tells without taboos what really happens on the field and behind the scenes. An exceptional document.
These decisions generate hours of controversy over television sets, newspaper columns and coffee counter. Every Sunday, one fights between the slayers of the man in black and supporters of the indulgence. Between “all rotten” and “it’s a difficult job”.
However, in this tumult, the voice of the person struggling to be heard. The recent “Chaprongate” has shown it well … Being bound to a permanent reserve, its media impact is inversely proportional to its inaudible speech.
How does he live these resounding trials to which the accused is never invited? What’s his view on his ferocious prosecutors? On those players who bark at his face every weekend? On those coaches who vilify him at press conferences? What does he feel in the solitude of the cloakroom in the face of the certainty of his mistake and the apprehension of its consequences?
All these things that he can not say, his emotions, his doubts, his fears, his admiration and resentment, his passion for the game and his contempt for some of those who administer, comment or practice it, he will write them without makeup, but with a make-up.
Because the masked referee says everything except his name. This name you have probably cursed at least once while sipping a beer on your couch. An arbitrator should not say that and that’s the whole paradox of the function. The only man forced to wear a mask to reveal himself.”
“From amateur pitches to gala matches, the Masked Referee has known everything about this sport. You, you know nothing about him, like all his colleagues, because an arbitrator does not speak. It is constantly said that “a referee should not say that”? All the more reason to speak and break the omerta. Written in collaboration with François Salaün.”