The Bundesliga is about to get its first female referee. This comes after the German football association included Bibiana Steinhaus on its list of match officials for the coming season.
An Iranian television station is reported to have avoided showing the Bundesliga's only female referee during Bayern Munich's game in Cologne. Instead, the directors switched to shots of spectators.
Bibiana Steinhaus made headlines this year by becoming the first female to referee a match in one of Europe's top leagues. However, she tells DW that every referee should be judged solely on his or her performance.
Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female to referee in the Bundesliga when she officiated a game on Sunday. Steinhaus has waited a long time for her chance and has had to overcome plenty of hurdles along the way.
Bibiana Steinhaus made headlines as the first woman to referee in a major European league. But things are different away from the Bundesliga spotlight, as two female referees in Germany's amateur leagues told DW.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version