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Judge Sapir Berman's extraordinary story reached the world sports media: "History in Israel" - Walla! sport

2021-04-27T20:48:14.122Z

Around the world, there are reports of the referee changing her gender, and they are surprised that it comes from here: "Israel is about to make a groundbreaking move in world football, in an industry that tends to be conservative."



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Judge Sapir Berman's extraordinary story reached the world sports media: "History in Israel"

Around the world, there are reports of the referee changing her gender, and they are surprised that it comes from here: "Israel is about to make a groundbreaking move in world football, in an industry that tends to be conservative."

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Monday, 26 April 2021, 11:01 Updated: 11:18

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A story that has become international.

Berman (Photo: Courtesy of the photographers)

The extraordinary story of Sapir Berman, the Israeli football referee who changed her gender and in the past was Sagi Berman, is also making headlines around the world, and the world sports media are reporting on the unusual move.



As you may recall, the judges' union will hold a press conference tomorrow (Tuesday) during which Sapir Berman (formerly Sagi) will officially announce her decision to change her gender and continue to judge as a woman under her new name. In recent months, Berman has undergone a gender reassignment process, and is interested in continuing to serve as a judge in the union. The Football Association and the Referees Association have supported her all along. She is already undergoing hormonal treatments and is expected to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the future.



"Israel is turbulent," the Spanish "AS" wrote, "Israeli football is expected to make a groundbreaking move in world football, in an industry that tends to be conservative in these matters, with the referee announcing that she decides to change her gender ... and the Israeli referees' union clarified that they expect and demand To treat a transgender person with the necessary respect. "

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In Italy it was surprisingly written that "the first transgender referee in history comes from Israeli football", and this also reached the Chinese media, where it was stated that in the past there was a referee in England who underwent sex reassignment surgery, but in China they clarified: "This is still a historic move In the senior football league. "

The German "DW" also complimented the conduct of the Israeli football heads, mentioning that unlike the English referee's case, she did not "have to wait many years" in the closet before revealing her true identity as a woman.



Recently Berman has been appearing in games with longer hair and feminine features.

Berman, 28, will serve as the fourth umpire in Premier League games and as the main umpire in the National League.

The decision whether to be a major referee in the Premier League will be made later according to ability and scores.

This season, Sagi Berman refereed very little in the Premier League.

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