Former Bundesliga referee Manuel Gräfe rejected the accusation that his repeated criticism of the referee's chiefs of the German Football Association (DFB) has a self-helped reasons.
"The thing with personal billing is a fairy tale. It is the clumsy attempt to trivialize criticism in order not to have to deal with her," said Gräfe on Sunday in the "Doppelpass" at Sport1: "Many players, coaches and fans Week after week that things are not going well. But you prefer to keep going. It is arrogant and arrogant to iron this criticism. "
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Referee boss Lutz Michael Fröhlich had recently explained that he had no understanding of count's criticism. "We estimate the form less constructively, as a former referee uses the current discussion to publicly agree with his personal opinion," said Fröhlich.
Gräfe was eliminated after last season due to reaching the age limit from the circle of Bundesliga referees. He complained about age discrimination and has been one of the strongest critics of the association since then.
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At Sport1 renewed gräfe his harsh criticism of the referee leadership around Fröhlich.