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  1. Man sues FIFA for a billion euros over poor officiating

    Chris Wright

    A Colombian lawyer has filed an enormous lawsuit against FIFA after claiming that the lapse standard of refereeing at the 2014 World Cup hospitalised him with heart problems. Aurelio Jimenez, 74, is suing world football's governing body for a billion...

    Blog | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  2. Werder Bremen's Aaron Hunt admits stumbling in box, asks ref to r...

    Chris Wright

    Werder Bremen beat Nurnberg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, though it could have been three were it not for Aaron Hunt's admirable display of conscience during the second half. After Hunt appeared to be sent sprawling by Javier Pinola in the bo...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  3. Argentinian ref hands in yellow card and adopts 'red only' policy...

    Chris Wright

    After being forced into administering an eighth yellow card during the supposed mid-season 'friendly' game between La Plata-based rivals Estudiantes and Gimnasia, referee Carlos Maglio decided to take matters into his own hands in a bid to curtail th...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. GIF: Newcastle's Sissoko floors ref Jones with slap

    Chris Wright

    It was a scene reminiscent of that glorious September afternoon in 1998 when Paolo Di Canio absolutely flattened referee Paul Alcock with the flimsiest of pushes. Saturday, we were treated to a classic instance of comical ref abuse at St James' P...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  5. FA Trophy game abandoned after issue with replacement ref

    Chris Wright

    The FA Challenge Trophy (a kind of knock-down FA Cup-style competition for semi-pro clubs) fixture between Colwyn Bay and Altrincham on Saturday afternoon had to be abandoned with just seven minutes left to play when the referee on duty suffered a ca...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  6. Video: Kuwaiti players bully referee, ref fights back

    Chris Wright

    Over in the Kuwaiti Premier League on Thursday night, Al Arabi stuck a flurry of goals past Al Nasar in a 4-1 victory, the last of which came from the penalty spot in the 98th minute. The decision to award the spot-kick to Al Nasar didn't go down ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  7. Heavily pregnant woman threatens Europa League referee despite 'g...

    Chris Wright

    As if being a referee wasn't a thankless enough job anyway, Portuguese official Duarte Gomes is living proof that a ref can never win, even after doing an unquestionably solid good deeds for heavily pregnant women. Gomes, who regularly officiates ...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  8. Video: Paraguayan player attacks ref with flying boot to the face...

    Chris Wright

    Action (and we mean that in the "Jean Claude Van Damme" sense of the word) here from the recent Paraguayan Liga Regional del Sud game between Coronel Romero and Porvenir FC, which ended in a 2-0 victory for the home side, but only after the game was ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Video: Indonesian ref hospitalised after being sucker punched ove...

    Chris Wright

    Indonesian striker Pieter Rumaropen is currently staring down the barrel of a significantly large ban after putting a referee in hospital with a left-hook for having the temerity to award a penalty against his team, Persiwa Wamena. Periswa were ti...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  10. Video: Burst pipe floods pitch in Kazakhstan league, players orde...

    Chris Wright

    Remember the "You Are The Ref!" cartoon strip? Where ordinary oiks like you or I were presented with a divisive footballing scenario and asked how we'd go about officiating properly? Well, here's a doozy for you... You are the ref of a Kazakhstan ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  11. Video: Bulgarian player banned for six games after flooring ref w...

    Chris Wright

    The Bulgarian football federation (BFU) have seen fit to ban Cherno More Varna defender Sasho Aleksandrov for a whopping six games after the volatile right-back was sent-off for doing the referee an extreme physical discourtesy during his side's 4-0 ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012