Keith Stroud’s bizarre interpretation of the penalty encroachment rules in the Newcastle-Burton game will haunt him for the rest of his career
The fact that the referee Martin Atkinson sounds even more like the comedian Bob Mortimer than he looks was not the most interesting revelation to emerge from Sky’s recent effort to show the human side of match officials on The Referees – Onside with Carragher and Neville.
Criticism from fans goes with the territory of whistle blowing, but asked how he feels about his staff being criticised by former peers-turned-pundits such as Howard Webb, Mike Riley, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited managing director and former referee, explained to embedded reporters Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville that it is in fact the brickbats of players-turned-pundits which tend to disappoint as they are often hurled from a position of blissful ignorance.
Source: Football News
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