Referee Felix Zwayer has not appeared in the Bundesliga since the Bundesliga classic between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern, which caused some resentment in terms of refereeing. The referee came under increasing pressure after the game and then took a break.
As the sporting director of the referees, Lutz Michael Fröhlich, has now stated, this is not a suspension of the FIFA referee. Zwayer chose the break himself, which is understandable after the criticism that was poured down on him.
“We have a great interest in avoiding the impression that conflicts between referees and clubs lead to a referee stopping his whistle or saying ‘I don’t whistle at all anymore,'” Fröhlich said of Cause Zwayer Picture TV.
Zwayer’s time out only became known after the fact that the 40-year-old should not have whistle any more BVB games in the future, even if he played again. It is not yet clear whether and when the referee will return to the pitch, and Fröhlich did not have an answer either.
After controversial decisions in the classic, Zwayer not only experienced general criticism. BVB youngster Jude Bellingham brought up his role in the Hoyzer scandal and said that Zwayer had “fixed a game before”. He rejected the Englishman’s allegations.
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