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A-League Refs To Wear Microphones For Final Series, Allowing Viewers More Transparency

04 / 16 / 14

Referees in Australia's A-League "will wear microphones for the end-of-season Finals Series," according to the BBC. TV viewers "will be able to hear referees in five matches," starting on Friday as Melbourne Victory hosts Sydney FC, and in the Grand Final. Referees in both rugby codes "commonly wear...

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