Teen referee: Parent ran on pitch and swore at me
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Teen referee: 'Parent ran on pitch and swore at me'

Sixteen-year-old Elliot referees under-13s football matches in the Sheffield area, and says he has received abuse for his decisions on the pitch.

A year ago, when he was 15, Elliot had only been a referee for a few weeks when a parent came on to the pitch during a match and used abusive language towards him.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Elliot explained what happened, and the impact it had on him.

The club in question were fined for the behaviour of the parent.

  • 23 Feb 2019