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As some of you know, I was a soccer referee for over 20 years. I officiated every where from the kids to the pros. When the article from Time magazine showed up, I have to share it with Y'all. I'm sure that those times arise that we do things that absolutely make no sense to anyone but us. How about sharing some of YOUR times. Here's part of the article: By Katie Harris / London Sept. 21, 2014 There arenâ€™t many jobs where you have to deal with the collective rage of tens of thousands of people at once, with routine, in-your-face abuse from individuals who may be earning more in one week than you earn in a year. Where your possible mistakes are endlessly analyzed on TV and social media. Many people think that being a football referee must be one of the worst jobs in the world. You constantly get scrutinised for 90 minutes after every decision you make- or don't make.... Count global soccer refs among them. Jeff Winter, a former high-profile Premier League referee who retired in 2004, believes that abuse towards referees has worsened over the past decade â€“ and he largely attributes this trend to the gameâ€™s rising financial stakes. While top referees earn a salary ranging between Â£70-85,000 per year, Those guys running up and down the sidelines with their flags earn about Â£600 per match and often work harder than the referee. Deloitte reported that Premier League soccer players earn an average of Â£30,000 per week. (Wayne Rooney on Â£300,000 a-week at Manchester United) The increase in prize money for the Premier League champions has increased by 1,852% in just 20 years. Enough of this one. I loved my officiating jobs. I really did.