The FAI has responded to today’s news that the Dublin branch of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society has voted unanimously for strike action due to what their members feel is a lack of support from the governing body’s disciplinary control unit.
All fixtures in Dublin, including futsal and friendlies, are set to be postponed from Friday November 18th until December 2nd and the FAI have now responded with an official statement this afternoon.
The Football Association of Ireland acknowledges and understands the decision taken by the Dublin branch of the Irish Soccer Referees’ Society (ISRS) to strike from November 18th.
The FAI has recently discussed the specific matters raised by the Dublin branch with the national representative of the ISRS will now meet with the Dublin branch without delay to discuss their issues, in an effort to resolve this matter ahead of the planned strike.
The Association again reiterates that all referees must be treated with respect and reminds players, coaches, officials and supporters of their responsibilities in this regard.