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Life as a female football referee

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BAITING THE BOSS: Peruvian FIFA female referee Melany Bermejo has been shoved, spat at, insulted, and flirted with on the field.

Lima, Peru

A ROUGH tackle, the whistle blows and a foul is given. "Get back in the kitchen!" the player yells at the referee.

It's one of the kinder things male players have said to Melany Bermejo, one of the rare women referees in the macho world of Latin American football. Shoved