Dutch referees get headsets

4th April 2008, Comments 0 comments

As of this weekend, referees in the premier league will start using headsets to facilitate communication.

4 April 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - All referees in the Dutch premier league are to start using headsets as of this weekend. The measure is intended to facilitate communication with the linesmen.

The Royal Dutch Football Union says that recent tests were so successful that all referees in the premier league will be issued with headsets. The union says that digital technology makes it impossible to listen in on the conversations between referees and linesmen.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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