Guidance on Social Media for Referees

Modified on Mon, 25 Apr 2022 at 03:05 PM

Referees are advised that when using social media to remember that they represent the County FA and refereeing at all times.


Social media is a large part of 21st-century life, with everything from political news, to football videos, to personal thoughts instantaneously available at the touch of a button.


This has changed the world of refereeing and the accessibility of referees, so the below guidance is in place to offer some best practice on using social media.

  • Good news, positive stories and support of colleagues is encouraged; we can all play a part in raising the profile of refereeing.
  • Once something has been said or posted, be prepared to be accountable for it.
  • Avoid commenting on clubs, players or incidents that you have been involved in.
  • Fellow referees and observers, at any level, are considered as colleagues. 


Remember this when commenting on football. 



Again, avoid negativity but support and praise is encouraged. Remember, if you wouldn’t say it in a press conference, don’t put it on Social Media!



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