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Ref respect 'has to start from the top'

Assaults on grassroots referees by footballers in England have risen by more than a quarter in the past year, according to figures seen exclusively by BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast.

Peter Suter, a football referee from Doncaster, analyses why this may be happening.

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