World Cup Referees Learn English 4-Letter Words

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The referees at the World Cup want to make sure that players behave with proper decorum. There's a rule against players cursing during the world soccer championship. The referees gathered in South Africa don't all speak fluent English. So they have taken a crash course in English four-letter words.

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The referees at the World Cup want to make sure that players behave with proper decorum. There's a rule against players cursing during the world soccer championship. Of course the referees gathered in South Africa don't all speak fluent English. And they have to know the violation in order to call the violation. So they've taken a crash course in English four-letter words. In the interest of thoroughness, the class also included certain gestures.

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