Prospect condemns abuse of football referee Anthony Taylor

2 June 2023

Prospect has condemned the abuse faced by referee Anthony Taylor following the UEFA Europa League final.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect, said:

“The abuse Anthony Taylor and his family received traveling back from Budapest following the UEFA Europa League final was utterly disgraceful.

“No-one should face threats or abuse for doing their job, nor should they have to fear for the safety of their family. Our members working as top-level sporting officials are no different.”


From football referees to cricket umpires, Prospect represents sports professionals in a range of fields.