‘A big moment’: Kompany congratulates referee Rebecca Welch on historic debut

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  • Burnley manager praises Premier League’s first female referee
  • Marco Silva urges players to react after Fulham’s 2-0 defeat

Rebecca Welch, the first female referee in Premier League history, met the approval of both managers after she officiated Burnley’s 2-0 win at Fulham.

Vincent Kompany, the Burnley manager, offered full congratulations, as he had in the seconds after full time when he went to speak to the Washington official, drawing a broad smile “I wanted to congratulate her because aside from the performance it’s a big moment,” said Kompany. “And I said when you’re in the game it’s not about the ref, it’s about the players, not about the coach. But after the game it’s fair to say that is a milestone moment and may there be many more.

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Written by John Brewin at Craven Cottage
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/dec/23/rebecca-welch-vincent-kompany-marco-silva-burnley-fulham-a-big-moment under the title “‘A big moment’: Kompany congratulates referee Rebecca Welch on historic debut”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.