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The first transgender referee for Sapir Berman: "The world of football is more open than you think" - Walla! sport

2021-05-02T12:42:24.866Z

Lucy Clark, a referee in the lower leagues in England who underwent sex reassignment surgery, congratulated the Israeli: "When the announcer calls her name as a woman, she will feel free and happy"



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First transgender referee Sapir Berman: "The football world is more open than you think"

Lucy Clark, a referee in the lower leagues in England who underwent sex reassignment surgery, congratulated the Israeli: "When the announcer calls her name as a woman, she will feel free and happy"

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Thursday, 29 April 2021, 14:18 Updated: 14:24

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The press conference at which Sapir Berman spoke about the process of changing her sex (video: Niv Aharonson, video editing: Nir Chen)

The exposure of Sapir Berman, the first transgender referee in Israeli football, continues to arouse interest around the world as well.

Major media outlets in Europe quoted Berman as saying at a news conference on Tuesday, and the reactions were not long in coming.



Among the blessings was also Lucy Clark, a referee in the lower leagues in England who was the pioneer in the field, and is considered the first transgender referee in world football.

Clark, 50, who was born a man and underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2018, came out with her story that year, and has become a world-class story - like Sapir Berman now.

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"She's still going to be surprised."

Lucy Clark (Photo: Screenshot, from "The Mirror")

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Clark said last night that while she was still having sexist and abusive reactions on the pitches, she did in one case get into a confrontation with a drunken fan who tried to hit her, but insisted that "surprisingly, my experience as a transgender football referee is quite positive. Most of the football world accepts me as I am" And he does not attach extraordinary importance to this, and I am being judged as a football referee. "



Clark sent a message to the bartender saying, "Tell her my name, she's going to be surprised at how she's accepted. When she sees her name on the game's show, when she's up on the grass and the announcer announces her name as a woman - she's free and happy. I'm sure she's great."

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