Kim Milton Nielsen

Former FIFA referee Kim Milton Nielsen can be revealed as the first of several big name columnists to join You Are The Ref.

Read his opening column today – and stand by for more announcements of high profile contributors from the world of football and journalism.

Kim Milton Nielsen’s column: Social media and international preparation

Denmark’s Nielsen had some notoriety during a career that took him to all the major tournaments but he earned universal respect as one of the game’s finest officials.

He hit the headlines for controversially sending off England’s David Beckham at the 1998 World Cup and later was in the spotlight for red-carding Wayne Rooney – now the country’s record goalscorer – for sarcastically applauding in his face during a Champions League game for Manchester United.

Nielsen was always a strong referee and he has strong, considered and impeccably qualified views to share with our audience. Kim also brings an overseas flavour and perspective to the whole subject of refereeing.

Watch this space for more exciting announcements from You Are The Ref.