Hanging Judge | Officiating is nowhere near where it should be for a top-class league

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Some referees are not doing their job
Some referees are not doing their job


When you first decide to become a referee – and the same applies to assistant referees, or linesmen as we used to be known – you don’t necessarily take an oath, but you do promise to apply the Fifa laws of the game to the letter without fear or favour, with a few exceptions where you have some discretion.

You can imagine my disappointment then, watching recent games, particularly in the English Premier League.

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