After his suicide attempt prior to last year's Bundesliga match between 1.FC Köln and FSV Mainz 05, after several months of cure, the former FIFA official Babak Rafati has left the hospital.
Nonetheless, DFB has emphasized that it is very unlikely that he will return as active Bundesliga referee, even though DFB has kept his slot clear.
As several newspapers reported, the risk, that Rafati again could crack under the enormous pressure, was too high. Rafati himself however stated that he wanted to continue active refereeing.
A new occupation at DFB is surely on the cards, e.g. working as referee observer or mentor seems to be possible.