Meet Ekaterina Kostyunina – Russian football referee that you’d love to be judged by

When you just feel the need to get that red card

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Ekaterina Kostyunina is one of those reasons why people love football, in Russia this referee has long been dubbed the country’s most beautiful football official – and it’s easy to see why thanks to her mesmerizing Instagram pictures (below). Kostyunina, originally hails from the cold Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, where harsh winters obviously breed superior specimens of football referees. She officiates semi-professional games in Russia and before moving to Moscow, she played for the local student football team representing Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University. She also supports her hometown club Yenisey, who play in the Russian second division reports RT.

She started with football very early at age 12 after giving up from her dancing classes and subsequently spending all her spare time in the playground, kicking a ball around together with her schoolmates. This 22 year old Slavette is now an active social media user and has nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, after this article she will probably cross that mark – an audience which is constantly growing mainly because of the revealing snaps Kostyunina frequently posts.

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