What is the purpose of that black leather strap for football referees wear around their fingers and wrists?
The belt in question does not appear to be attached to anything. At first I thought it was the strap of their whistles, but who carry a whistle around his neck. The strap seems to have no function, but I see every time I see a football game. This looks like a loop around a finger and then disappears into his sleeve. I am perplexed. Any ideas?
It is a "counter downward. "After each game and the administration of sanctions that may be involved, officials moved the strap on the number of fingers that corresponds payments in order to keep the bottom so there is less chance of error count was done. I've had a complement of the race each of my 18 years as a football official.
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