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Transgender Referee Makes Football History in Israel


Transgender Referee Makes Football History in Israel

Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images

A high-profile Israeli referee has come out as transgender, making her only the second-ever openly trans official to referee a match in the world. 

Sapir Berman, 26, became the first transgender woman to referee a match in the Israeli Premier League when she oversaw a game on Monday between Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Haifa.

Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images

Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images

Berman was met with support from players and football organisations after publicising her…

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