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Brian McGinlay is a former Grade One Scottish football referee. Despite referees not being allowed to speak out while still involved in the game, there is nothing to prevent Brian talking about his past experiences now. If you often wonder if referees hear the abuse aimed at them by both spectators and players the answer is yes! … as Brian will tell you during his very amusing after-dinner performance.
As one of Scotland’s most respected referees, Brian handled important international games including the 1980 European Football Championships in Italy.
He is now retired from the game and can be heard on the after-dinner speaking circuit, reflecting on his footballing career, with many interesting and funny anecdotes!