First ever transgender football referee set to retire due to lack of matches

First ever transgender football referee set to retire due to lack of matches

First ever transgender football referee set to retire due to lack of matches

Football's first ever transgender referee is considering retiring from the sport. Lucy Clark became the first transgender person to become a football referee back in 2018, but is now considering retirement due to a lack of games.

"Possibly a knee jerk reaction, but I am considering giving up refereeing at the level I have been doing," Clark tweeted. "I have had only one match all season and have nothing in the diary.

"I see other officials have three or four games. Maybe it's time to hang up the whistle and concentrate on golf."

"I gave up refereeing men's football a few years ago. I could drop down a level or two, but don't think I would enjoy it as much as I was looking up, not down."

Clark's tweet met with a lot of support from AFC Wimbledon footballers, who urged her to stay in the sport:

Megan Stow: "Deffo a knee jerk. We love you Lucy."

Becki Bath: "Best ref in our league by far. Don't give up."

Glyn Roberts: "Please don't. You're one of the better refs at that level if not the best."

Source: Sportbible
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