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The consequences of a red card

It's the weekend, and Stephan Klossner prepares carefully for his task as an arbitrator, as always. Thun - St. Gallen, he will direct the game to the table last against the Team of the hour. It looks like a Routine for how Klossner, which has already started over 150 times in the Super League and the Fifa badge wears on his Jersey.

But not quite like it. Klossner will occur on Sunday, for the last Time in his career as a referee. For this game, he has not been called up, he was allowed to pick and choose. And the constellation fits: In the Bernese Oberland, he grew up with in St. Gallen, the memory connects him to his debut in the Super League at 15. August 2010. Now the circle is closed.

the Yellow card in Hand, with Fifa badge on the Jersey: Stephan Klossner. (Image: Peter Schneider/Keystone)

Klossner, doctor of biology and the Canton school teacher in Willisau, shall be 38. Voluntarily, he does, "because I have to Huff to continue in that way, that it is true for me". He has always been driven by ambition, but now he realizes that he can no longer reach the high goals as a referee. And that's why he came in the spring of the Belief that the end of the year is over.

The bitter acquittal

In its decision, a encouraged him incident to his 38. Birthday happened. In the Barrage in the first leg Xamax - Aarau he referred Raphaël Nuzzolo of the field, and reported to be from the new Burger spat on it. The disciplinary authority penned the player for four games, the court of Appeal overturned but the penalty. And with the acquittal Klossner just.

Klossner stated to be of Xamax players Nuzzolo spat on it. (Image: Laurent Gilliéron/Keystone)

tuna is a story that has begun before the turn of the Millennium, ends. In September 1999, he first appears as an Impartial, as the C-juniors of Hünibach to meet EDO Simme. By the way he plays Frutigen with passion at FC – it is about 9:2 in the Derby against Reichenbach, in the six goals. His Talent extends to the 2. League, as a referee, but he rises higher. In 2008, he reached the Challenge Cup, and two years later the Super League. The Hobby is more, from December 2017, even as his part-time profession.

In the 20 years some of these experiences come together, Anger and joy, the whole range. Last Sunday, he receives a roster for Basel - YB and brings the tip of the fight so that he says the other Morning: "The pressure was huge, but it's all good." The game is developed so that no hassle can arise. Towards the end of Klossner soaks up the atmosphere at the St. Jakob-Park again.

40 people he has invited family, friends, Göttikinder, arbitrator colleagues – Klossner has his own fan club.

to Get feelings of nostalgia? He goes perhaps with a wine eye? "Not at all," he says, "for me, it is true, as it is." Attempts of his superiors to change his mind, no. Probably because they knew that It would not make any sense.

His own Fanclub

Klossner will take up the slack in the second half of the season in the spring more than as a VAR. It is conceivable that it arises sporadically, as a trainer of young referees available. Sure is that he will increase his workload as a teacher easily, and the construction of his new apartment will devote.

But, before that, as Thun - St. Gallen. 40 people he has invited family, friends, Göttikinder, arbitrator colleagues – Klossner has his own fan club. He will be with you the Sunday at the Apéro at the end of the week, beginning with his wife to enjoy. The skiing in Adelboden.

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Created: 06.12.2019, 16:34 PM

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