The referee, the man in the middle of the football field. Sometimes alone, or accompanied by assistants. Often accused of courting controversy because of their decisions on whether the rules of the game have been broken or not some folk forget that mistakes are only human
Here though I thought I would edit some pictures of the officials I have come across in my work as a football photographer. Sometimes they are the easiest to photograph as they don not move as fast as the players they also don’t stretch as much so they don’t pull the faces that players do, so you often get to see the emotion or concentration instead. These make for good pictures. I decided to edit these in black and white as that is their uniform colour. It also emphasises their neutrality.