In Guoan's 0-1 loss to SIPG, referee Zhang Lei's enforcement aroused heated discussion after the game. In the first stage of this season, nearly half of the clubs have "appealed" the Chinese Football Association on refereeing. Beiqing said that on the 26th, relevant people from the association said that from the perspective of practical conditions, it is very difficult to invite foreign referees to enforce the Super League competition this season, and the operability is not high.
Beiqing said that when it comes to the uniform standard of penalties, the Disarmament Committee of the Chinese Football Association has emphasized it over and over again, whether it is in various pre-season refereeing training, or the intensive learning and mobilization in the competition area. But as an active referee expert said, “FIFA, AFC, and Chinese Football Association all strictly require referees to maintain a uniform penalty scale. However, there is still a'non-uniformity'. The reason is very simple. There is a difference."
There has been a "conspiracy theory" about Zhang Lei's blowing of a whistle to benefit the SIPG team. But this is not the case. SIPG has already led their opponents by 4 points before encountering Zhonghe Guoan in this round. Even if they lose to the latter, SIPG has a high probability of winning the contemporary in the final round and is still expected to win the first place in Group B. In this special season, when modern technology is so advanced, Chen Xuyuan or the "leader" instructs the referee to enforce the law, which is logically impossible.
In this regard, an expert in the refereeing circle who did not want to be named believes that Zhang Lei does not have to satisfy the "expression desire" or "please the leadership", but it is likely to "control the game" and he does not need to be involved in disputes. Get eyeballs and attract attention. As for another question, if a referee causes huge disputes and undermines fair competition because of his obvious mistakes or omissions, then "pleasing" will often be self-defeating. In the words of this expert, it is hard to say whether it is causing chaos to the leadership and making trouble for oneself, but it is a fact.
A related person from the association said on the 26th that, in terms of practical conditions, it is very difficult to invite foreign referees to enforce the Super League competition this season, and the operability is not high. This is because during the epidemic, the situation of epidemic prevention at home and abroad is still very severe. The entry of foreigners in our country still strictly implements various regulations. Therefore, the referee department of the Chinese Football Association is likely to further improve the league law enforcement work through business training and ideological guidance.
It is understood that due to the recent start of the school season of colleges and universities, some referees from the Super League have happened to serve in various schools, and it is difficult to renew the law enforcement game with their units. Therefore, the referees in Dalian and Suzhou are generally tight, and some referees have to work together. Two consecutive matches were enforced every day. All this also shows that the current Super League referees are under high work intensity and pressure. While the Chinese Football Association requires them to enforce the law strictly, they also need to protect their bodies and psychology. While the outside world supervises the referees' enforcement work, it is also necessary to give them understanding and tolerance.