You probably hate referees. Most right-thinking people do. You spend every weekend cursing them until your face fills up with blood, because they never ever treat your team fairly or get a call right. Fair enough. But if you want to have some small inkling of what it takes to be a referee, how difficult the job can be, and why no one should ever want to be a referee ever, play Football Referee. It’s like real refereeing the same way Call of Duty is like real war, but you do get to hand out red cards and it will kill 5 minutes of your day.
Okay, I’m ready to be the ref. This is gonna be great.
Okay, so that’s totally boring, but I can see that the state of the pitch is important. Yeah, yeah, it’s ready. Let’s go, I want to send some f*&kers off already.
Just taking a look at my bribe, I mean getting ready for the coin toss.
Ooh, that looks nasty. Definitely a red. Can’t get away with that on my watch. I’m the Judge Dredd of referees.
Yeah! Take it! RED CARD IN YOUR FACE. Get off my field. Wait, is this the title screen?
Ball to hand. Play on. What?
Hooray! I refereed a match, I’m still alive, and I have a shiny gold coin. Thing done. No reason to that ever do it again.