In The Spotlight w/ Ryan Butler S2E4 – Gary Chapman

In The Spotlight w/ Ryan Butler is back! The interview series that sees our man Ryan Butler talk to some of the most influential figures within Gloucestershire football has returned and the latest episode of the series he is joined by former match official, Gary Chapman.

In the interview Chapman talks about how he fell into officiating, before going on to referee in the Football League and fourth official in the Premier League – including meeting Sir Alex Ferguson during the 1999 Treble winning season.

Chapman also talks about saving a life in Stroud and also discusses learning from his mistakes on the pitch, as well as an incident at Chesham United which saw him assaulted on the pitch.

If you missed episode three of In The Spotlight, featuring Adam Mace, listen to it right here or on Spotify.

Chapman (centre) brought the curtain down on his officiating career at the end of the 2021/22 season

Listen to the full interview below or on Spotify by clicking here:

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