The Referee


Directed by Mattias Low, this half hour 2010 documentary charts the life and career of top football referee Martin Hansson and some of the highs and lows he has experienced working in most followed game in the world.

The documentary evolves primarily around one controversial night in Paris when a a Thierry Henry handball in a World Cup qualifier against Ireland was ignored by Hansson and led to Ireland failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup– a decision which eventually forced him to retire from the game.

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