The German football affiliation (DFB) provided its "amateur League repute record," in Frankfurt on Tuesday, highlighting the developing variety of attacks on referees during the 2018/2019 soccer season.

no matter 50,000 fewer video games being played compared to the 2017/2018 season, the maximum latest file registered a upward thrust in the range of assaults. In all, 2,906 verbal and bodily assaults on referees were registered at some point of the 2018/2019 season, 40 greater than the season before.

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The attacks have been documented in 1.Three million referee game reports filled out on a web database. Officials said a complete of 1.5 million games had been played at some point of the season. The data gathered deals with guys's, girls's, and teens regional and district leagues. 

heaps of cases of violence and discrimination among players

Referees have been not the simplest humans on the sphere who have been the goal of violence and insults. Referees stated some four,000 instances of violence at the pitch, and 2,725 instances of discrimination.

Referees had been forced to call off a total of 685 games (0.05%) because of violence or discrimination.

DFB President Rainer Koch said the especially low quantity "in no manner minimizes the abuse suffered by using sufferers. Every unmarried case is one too many."

Referees want protection

In June, a referee inside the western town of Duisburg turned into beaten so badly by means of a participant that he needed to be rushed to the health facility.

The incident took place just days after a sports court docket decided to prohibit another Duisburg participant from opposition for 5 years in a similar incident.

js/sms (dpa, SID)