This is what happened when a referee wore a microphone for a full game
Jarred Gillett is set to officiate in the Championship next season and took charge of Melbourne Victory's win against Brisbane Roar on Saturday in what was his last game in Australia's top flight.
The 32-year-old was mic'd up for the occasion, and the A-League later released footage of the game from the referee's perspective.
Gillett can be heard explaining his decisions to players from both teams, as well as consulting with the VAR at the Marvel Stadium.
This is fascinating...
A-League ref Jarred Gillett had a live microphone for the entirety of his final game before leaving for the Championship
• Every decision explained
• Every chat with a player heard
Would you like to see something like this in the Premier League? pic.twitter.com/1edNBwLHy8
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 19, 2019
The video was well received on social media, with many fans arguing that similar footage should be available after Premier League matches.
Gillett will become the first foreign referee in the history of English football when he moves to the Championship next term.
He first took charge of a match in Australia in 2010 and has since won the country's Referee of the Year award on five occasions.
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