Serdar Gzbyk (10-19-1985, Haarlem, The Netherlands) He doesn’t need to explain much that his family’s roots are in Turkey. Nor does anyone have to explain to him what inequality is since he is very young. I grew up in a neighborhood Haarlem, just 20 kilometers from Amsterdam, where the differences were tremendous. On one side wealthy pure Dutch families; on the other, Turkish and Arab names linked to a constant struggle so that food would not be lacking at home.
That marked him and he has been working for a long time in social actions to help alleviate hunger. Gzbyk is ambassador of food Bank. More than 150,000 people turn to this entity in search of food, 37% children. “When I see him stand in line to receive food, something breaks inside me,” explained the Dutch referee in an interview in which he explained that face that has nothing to do with the athlete who appears on television every week directing matches of the eredivise since 2009 and international since three years later.
In his life, discrimination by its roots also appeared. In 2007, the observer of the KNVB you have to decide if Gzbyk took the final step in the world of arbitration told him that he preferred a Dutchman to a Turk. I replied that she was as much of his country as he was. Ascended and the observer disappeared from the federative sphere. His sensitivity to cases of racism is absolute, whether in sports or on a daily basis.
Tonight opens with Spain after having directed the sub 21 four times between 2012 and 2019, the last time in the premiere of the Euro of Italy, which would end up in the showcases of the RFEF. In the Euopa League he has managed Athletic, Villarreal and Granada. In the Champions League, only the team from La Cermica: 2-0 against Young Boys.