Sian Massey-Ellis will become the first Englishwoman to officiate in a men’s European fixture when she is assistant referee for Thursday’s Europa League tie between PSV Eindhoven and LASK.
In August, Massey-Ellis became the first woman to officiate in the Community Shield.
“It’s been a dream of mine to officiate in a European competition,” she said.
“It’s definitely becoming more normal to see female officials in the men’s game,” added the 33-year-old.
“Ultimately it shouldn’t matter what gender, race or religion anyone is – it’s about going out there and doing your job as best you can.”
Massey-Ellis has officiated in the Women’s World Cup and the Women’s Champions League final and is a regular in the Premier League.
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