Bhupinder Singh Gill made historical past on Wednesday evening when he turned the primary Sikh-Punjabi assistant referee to officiate in a Premier League sport.
Singh Gill officiated in Southampton’s 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest at St Mary’s.
He adopted within the footsteps of his brother Sunny Singh Gill, who earlier this season turned the primary British South Asian to referee an EFL sport since their father Jarnail Singh, the primary turbaned referee in English league soccer historical past.
Speaking within the build-up to the sport, Singh Gill stated: “This must be the proudest and most enjoyable second in my refereeing journey thus far, however I’m not getting carried away as it’s simply one other step within the route to the place I need to get to.
“My household are additionally actually proud and excited for me. I wouldn’t be on this state of affairs if it wasn’t for my dad, who has supported me all through my journey and been a task mannequin for me.”
Forest gained the sport because of Taiwo Awoniyi’s Twenty seventh-minute strike.