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Erling Haaland asked for autograph by ‘childish’ assistant referee in tunnel after Borussia Dortmund defeat to Man City in Champions League

Erling Haaland asked for autograph by ‘childish’ assistant referee in tunnel after Borussia Dortmund defeat to Man City in Champions League

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Erling Haaland was asked for his autograph by assistant referee Octavian Sovre after Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday night. The Dortmund striker, who set up Marco Reus’ away goal before Phil Foden’s last-gasp winner for City, was filmed signing the linesman’s flag in the tunnel after the game. BT Sport The incident could land the assistant in hot water Describing the incident on BT Sport, former Premier League stars Owen Hargreaves and Joleon Lescott slammed the official’s behaviour. Former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves said: “They had a difficult first-half and they got a lot of things wrong in that first-half. “You can be a fan, but you can’t do that in front of the other players, it just doesn’t look right.” ...
Jack Grealish ‘dive’: Referee was ‘absolutely correct’ to rule out Aston Villa goal, says former Premier League official

Jack Grealish ‘dive’: Referee was ‘absolutely correct’ to rule out Aston Villa goal, says former Premier League official

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Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley has backed the decision to rule out Aston Villa’s equalising goal as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.Villa captain Jack Grealish was absolutely fuming with officials and had to be held back by team-mates after he was penalised for an apparent dive in the build-up to Henri Lansbury’s goal. Grealish appeared to be fouled on the edge of the box as he drove forward with the ball, but managed to flick the ball out to Lansbury who finished well. Getty Images - Getty Grealish was furious with the decision But referee Kevin Friend blew his whistle a fraction of a second before the strike and the goal was not given, with Crystal Palace instead given a free-kick and Grealish dealt a yellow card for simulation. ...
Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

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SHOCK REPORT It is understood he posted an inappropriate message on social media, resulting in the PGMOL taking action Bobby Madley was SACKED as a Premier League referee, it has emerged. The 32-year-old was considered one of the best young officials in English football and mystery surrounded his shock departure earlier this month. Bobby Madley’s career as a Premier League referee ended at age 32 The Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) –  the body responsible for match officials in England – only issued a brief statement at the time. It read: “Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL. We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstan...
Listen: ‘It was an astonishing decision’ – Former Northern Ireland star slams Romanian referee for penalty call

Listen: ‘It was an astonishing decision’ – Former Northern Ireland star slams Romanian referee for penalty call

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Former Norther Ireland star David Healy has slammed Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan for his ‘astonishing’ penalty decision which leave the nation’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.Northern Ireland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in the first-leg of their play-off at Windor Park on Thursday night, with Ricardo Rodriguez’s controversial penalty putting the Swiss in the driving seat of their tie.MATCH REPORT: Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balanceThe AC Milan star slotted in from the spot after Corry Evans was deemed to have handled inside the area, although replays showed the ball hitting his shoulder, and from point-blank range.It was a harsh decision and one of many questionable calls from the ref, having earlier waved pl...
England to play with video assistant referee for the first time in Tuesday's match v France

England to play with video assistant referee for the first time in Tuesday's match v France

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England will play with a video assistant referee for the first time in their friendly against France on Tuesday.The VAR experiment is being trialled by FIFA at selected matches and events, with wider implementation and a role in the 2018 World Cup to follow, but is not currently mandatory.Both associations have to agree to its use under current rules and the Football Association was happy to give its assent.Italian referee Davide Massa will be officiating the match, with two conventional assistant referees supplemented by compatriots Marco Guida and Massimiliano Irrati providing television support. They will be based in a video operation room which can be, but does not have to be, inside the stadium. They VARs will be on hand to review and advise on four distinct issues: goals where there ...