Umpire ‘Razor’ Ray Chamberlain has today revealed that he has a “new lease on life” since becoming a part-time anger management counsellor.
Chamberlain’s unquestionable quality as a counsellor was on display for the country to see on Friday night, when he soothed an angry Shaun Grigg with his calming nature and beaming smile.
Speaking exclusively with The First Reserve, Chamberlain explained his motivation behind working in this field.
“I feel like I’ve always had a knack for keeping everyone’s emotions in check on the footy field, despite the majority of the crowd wanting me dead every week,” he said.
“I’ve used a few of the techniques I use on the footy field in the anger management classes, and they seem to work just as effectively.
“Who would have thought that just telling a bunch of angry people to calm down would work,” he chuckled.
“Although if I’m being completely honest, if I’d have tried this technique during Barry Hall’s era I probably wouldn’t be here today.”
Chamberlain is now tasked with balancing his two working environments, one which is filled with angry, hostile and unreasonable people, and the other which is an anger management clinic.