Germany-Costa Rica Match Will Have First All-Women Referee Crew At A World Cup

John Simmons | December 1, 2022
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If you had an all-women referee crew managing a match on your World Cup bingo card (or if you're kind of person that cares about that sort of thing), today is your lucky day!

A group of three female referees will be officiating today’s Group E match between Germany and Costa Rica for the first time in the tournament’s history.

France's Stéphanie Frappart will be the head official in the match, with Brazil's Neuza Back and Mexico's Karen Diaz serving as the assistants. American Katy Nesbitt will also be the match’s offside video assistant referee.

"I can honestly say I am living my dream, and this was the biggest dream come true for me," Nesbitt said. "It's such an honor that I get to do this and to represent female referees in this way, and to represent my country."

In a tournament mired by woke influence at every turn, it makes sense that something as ridiculous as this would happen.

While women have been allowed to officiate in a wide range of male leagues -- the NFL and MLS to name two -- it doesn’t make it right. Women do not have to be put in the odd position to have to calm down a bunch of testosterone-crazed men in a high stakes world cup match just for the sake of “blazing a trail for women.

When this happens, you do the referee and the teams a disservice.

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