Brazilian referees are studying English obscenities for the Englad-U.S. World Cup Match.
Brazilian referees for this weekend’s England-United States match at the World Cup in South Africa are studying English-language obscenities so that players can’t get away with abuse, the Associated Press reports.
“We have to learn what kind of words the players say,” referee Altemir Hausmann tells Brazilian broadcaster Globo Sport. “All players swear and we know we will hear a few.”
His colleague, Roberto Braatz, says they aren’t learning them in “11 different languages, but at least we have to know the swear words in English.”
FIFA denied reports that match officials have been given lists of swear words to listen for, but did say proficiency in English was a requirement for referees and assistants working the World Cup,the AP reports.
Via USA Today