According to Howard Webb, manager and player behavior toward referees is “not good enough.”
This season’s behavior by managers and players toward match officials “has not been good enough,” according to referees’ boss Howard Webb.
Several Premier League managers, including Jurgen Klopp, Marco Silva, and Roberto di Zerbi, have served touchline bans after being sent off.
To solve the issue, Webb believes a “stronger” strategy is required.
“We need everyone in the game to support a movement toward a more respectful environment,” he stated.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, the chief refereeing officer of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited stated, “It’s clear it hasn’t been good enough.” Everyone agrees that we must be more aggressive in dealing with unacceptable behaviors.
“I believe that for a long time, referees have taken a conciliatory approach, and I did as well.” I didn’t want to overreact and ruin the game in the heat of the moment.
“But that hasn’t fared well in the larger picture, and we need to look collectively at ways to change the trend – and it does need changing.” That is something we all agree on.”
VAR audio release is a “small step forward.”
The VAR communication between ex-referee Dallas has been made public.