How much should a referee of Michael Oliver’s quality be paid per season in the Premier League?
The referee plays a pivotal part in delivering high value Premier League games, controlling millions of pounds of assets and delivering a game through television that is beamed all around the world.
Oliver and other top performing referees are having their leg pulled by not being paid the right sum of money for the job they do.
Some players in the Premier League are getting paid more in one week, when they are sat on the bench, than Oliver and his colleagues get in a season.
It is simply unfair and the referees are being let down by their Union, the PGMOL and the Premier League.
Time for a Prospect Union that represents them to start to act.
It is a short career and referees should not have to seek employment when they hang up their whistles.