Change of perspective for Matthias Ginter: The SC Freiburg defender helped out as a referee in the district league B on Sunday.
The 28-year-old led the game between the second teams of SC March and SV Burkheim (6:1).
The encounter took place in the Matthias-Ginter-Sportpark, which Ginter’s youth club SC March had named after the professional.
“We didn’t have a referee on Saturday and were therefore in an absolute emergency, as everyone we had asked had canceled. If we hadn’t been able to provide a referee, we would have had to cancel the game,” said sports director Marc Friedrich table football quoted. In the district league, the clubs have to organize the referees themselves.
Friedrich is a good friend of Ginter’s and was his best man at the wedding. “Matze agreed immediately,” said Friedrich.
Matthias Ginter steps in as referee: “Great action”
The football district of Freiburg certified Ginter’s “sovereign game management” via Facebook, but also noted one point of criticism: “However, his whistles are a bit off the mark.” Overall, Ginter’s commitment was recognized as a “great action”.
On Saturday, Ginter played the full 90 minutes with SC Freiburg in the 2-1 win over FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.