Stockholm - Swedish referee Mohammed Al-Hakim, who started a
Facebook page to give fans an insight into his world, has announced he is to
shut the page down as the national and international attention it attracted
made it too much work.
Posting updates about games he officiated and interacting
with supporters, his page quickly became a big hit with fans of Sweden's Allsvenskan
and garnered international attention, including an exclusive interview with
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"It was great fun, but quite simply I don't have the
time anymore. I have two jobs, a family and a refereeing career to think
about," he said in a statement posted on a Swedish FA website.
"It's very sad, I got a lot of great feedback, but
unfortunately it's not working out anymore," the 30-year-old, who also
serves as a lieutenant in the Swedish military, said.For
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