Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, runs alongside the soccer players during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel May 3, 2021. Berman, at 26 already a top referee in Israel's leading soccer league, said she had always seen herself as a female, even at a young age. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, in action during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel May 3, 2021. Sapir Berman made sports history on Monday, officiating at a soccer match in Israel's Premier League for the first time since coming out as transgender. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, gestures during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel May 3, 2021. Berman is not the first transgender referee in the soccer world. A British soccer referee, Lucy Clark, came out as transgender in 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, gestures during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, runs during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, gestures during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun