Referees do get lots of stick at any time when they appear to lack persona, however then as quickly as they present a human facet it’s straightforward for them to get slaughtered within the press as nicely.
There was loads of discuss in regards to the assistant referee getting Erling Haaland’s signature after the Man Metropolis Dortmund recreation final night time, whereas his professionalism was referred to as into query by many.
How might he stay neutral and be trusted if he was clearly in awe of a participant to this diploma, however the true motive has come out and it’s really a splendidly heart-warming factor:
Have spoken to Romanian FA in regards to the match officers/Haaland autograph. They are saying Octavian Sovre did it to lift funds for an autism centre he helps with. Extra information on @SkySportsNews
— Paul Gilmour (@skysportspaulg) April 7, 2021
Presuming the reason is real, then he’s simply utilizing his place to assist the charity and it’s nice to see that Haaland was keen to assist out too.
In a wierd method the publicity surrounding this may also do extra to lift consciousness for the trigger and hopefully it helps to generate much more cash for the charity, so maybe it does have a pleasant ending in spite of everything.