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  1. Italian game to be replayed after referee sends off wrong twin

    Chris Wright

    In a case of mistaken identity that would make Andre Marriner proud, an Italian amateur game is to replayed in its entirety after the referee in charge accidentally sent the wrong player off. Michele Rossi, who plays for ninth-tier side SSD Castel...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. GIF: Fenerbahce keeper Volkan Demirel vanishes into thin air

    Chris Wright

    Monday evening's Turkish Super Lig encounter between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce was always going to be a fraught affair, but the game didn't even make it to half-time before the referee abandoned the fixture entirely due to ongoing crowd upheaval and...

    Blog | March 11, 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: Referee falls backwards over crouched Atletico Madrid player...

    Chris Wright

    Sometimes in this confounded hectic life it's the simple things that bring us the greatest pleasure, like watching Spanish referee Clos Gomez tipping backwards up and over crouched midfielder Joshua Guilavogui during Tuesday night's Copa Del Rey fixt...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Video: Kaizer Chiefs defender punches opponent in front of refere...

    Chris Wright

    On Saturday evening, the Kaizer Chiefs ended up winning 2-1 after duking it out with Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier League, though we can't help feeling that Chiefs centre-back Morgan Gould took the whole thing a little too literally. M...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  8. Burnley mascot 'jailed' for offering glasses to assistant referee...

    Chris Wright

    The top two sides in the Championship met at Turf Moor on Saturday with Burnley beating QPR 2-0 to cement their place at the top of the league, though the afternoon ended in controversy for the Clarets when their mascot, Bertie Bee, was marched from ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Video: Portsmouth game abandoned due to monsoon

    Chris Wright

    Portsmouth's League Two game against Wycombe had to be abandoned after 45 minutes last night when, toward the end of the first half, the heavens opened and a monsoon of biblical proportions engulfed Fratton Park. Shortly after referee Lee Collins ...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Peruvian FA order striker to travel 900km to play 5 seconds of fo...

    Chris Wright

    Wednesday evening's Peruvian Primera Division match between Universitario and Melgar had to be abandoned with just eight minutes left to play and the score locked at 2-2 when the referee and his officials were assaulted by the Melgar players and staf...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  13. Croydon Athletic midfielder sent off in FA Cup debut for 'acciden...

    Chris Wright

    AFC Croydon Athletic midfielder Louis Blake experienced the true magic of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon when he was sent off just 20 minutes into his debut for the non-league side for "accidentally flashing" his genitals to the referee. Making ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  14. Video: Petrolul's GK bites opponent as Romanian Liga game culmina...

    Chris Wright

    Petrolul and Gaz Metan ended Wednesday night's Romanian Liga 1 match with nine and seven men on the pitch respectively as the poor, beleaguered referee was made to work for his money - administering a whopping 11 yellow cards and six reds over the co...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. Phantomtor! German amateur striker capitalises on ridiculous refe...

    Chris Wright

    We join the action here somewhere in the middle of the recent Altona 93 vs. Vier-und Marschlande fixture in the Oberliga (Hamburg's amateur regional division). The game eventually ended 3-1 in Altona 93's favour, but it was Vier-und Marschlande's ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  16. Video: Dutch midfielder hacks down referee with stealthy two-foot...

    Chris Wright

    Presumably as retribution for a couple of iffy decisions, RKC Waalwijk midfielder Jeff Stan took his opportunity to hack down the referee from behind with a picture-perfect, double-footed tackle against NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon and make it al...

    Blog | May 14, 2013