You Couldn't Pay Me Enough to Referee

They are your neighbors, co-workers, friends and acquaintances; people with lives and jobs, some barely young adults still in school.. just trying to make a few bucks on the weekend spending time around the game of Soccer they love. And yet as soon as they complete their training and put on that official's jersey they are literally treated with more shameful vitriol and disrespect than a criminal in the street, a culture that can only change when violaters are called out by leadership.