Leipzig Celebrates Great Moments in Referring
When you think about great moments in World Cup history, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is all of those magical moments of referring. The elegant flag raises, the perfectly timed penalties, and who can ever forget those heart stopping moments in years gone by when the referees have reached deep into their back pockets to pull out a yellow card? All of this and much, much more will be on display in an exhibit at the Leipzig City History Museum this summer.
More than 900 exhibits trace the history of the men in the middle. Of those 900, no less than 6 will celebrate calls that were made correctly!
“Anyone visiting the exhibition will be surprised by the unusual pictorial and multi-media displays. They’ll find themselves right in the heart of the action and can even test their skills as a referee,” says the museum curator, Dr Volker Rodekamp, who undoubtedly is questioning why he got a docterate if he is forced to work on such a silly exhibit.
Those who make the correct call 20% of the time or more will be offered a contract by FIFA to referee at this year’s World Cup. Those scoring 20% or lower will be asked to officiate Champions League matches.