Referee Sends Himself Off (1 Viewer)


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Apr 22, 2003
Ref red cards himself
February 2, 2005 - 7:46AM

A referee has sent himself off in an English amateur league football match for eyeballing a player who disagreed with a decision.

Andy Wain had to abandon the Sunday league match between Peterborough North End and a Royal Mail side in the 63rd minute after throwing down his whistle and marching up to confront North End's keeper.

"It was totally unprofessional. If a player did that I would send him off, so I had to go," Wain, 39, was quoted as saying by the BBC.

"I heard the keeper say 'It's always the bloody same with you, ref. We never get anything'. It was the last straw, but fortunately I came to my senses."

Northamptonshire Football Association refused to comment.


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Senior Member
Sep 16, 2004
It reminds me, last season when a ref 'accidental' elbowed Robbie Savage in the face, Alan Shearer gave him a straight red! :D

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