Sian Massey-Ellis: 10 Things To Know About The Popular Female Premier League Assistant Referee

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Sian Massey-Ellis is a popular assistant referee in the Premier League. She is the only female in this esteemed group and she is a bold and unshaken character. She does her job to perfection and she is known for getting offside calls correctly. People do not know about her other things.

Here, we take a look at 10 things we do not know about Sian Massey-Ellis

1.      She’s 35 years old – She was born on the 5th of October, 1985

2.      She is from Coventry, England

3.      She is a FIFA recognized official – She was named in the list of women assistant referees in 2009

4.      She turned professional in March 2010, joining the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB), who provide the officials for men's Premier League matches, the highest level of professional football in England.

5.      In August 2011, she was appointed into the Select Group of match officials.

6.      She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honors for services to football.

7.      She is the only female official in the premier league.

8.      She is not just a referee; she is also a schoolteacher.

9.      A sexism controversy erupted over remarks made about her by staff of the Premier League broadcaster Sky Sports, which led to commentator Andy Gray and presenter Richard Keys getting sacked with reporter Andy Burton suspended.

10.  She is married to referee Robert Ellis 

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