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#166985 - 20th Aug 2007 1:58pm Referee Axed After Premiership Stupidity
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Referee Rob Styles will not officiate in the Premier League next weekend following his performance in the Liverpool-Chelsea game on Sunday.

Styles was criticised for awarding a controversial penalty to Chelsea.

Referees' chief Keith Hackett told BBC Radio 5live: "It is just like with players, if they miss an open goal they are likely to be dropped."

Styles also appeared to show Chelsea's Michael Essien a second yellow card but then failed to send him off.

Former referee Hackett is general manager of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body which oversees referees.

The referees' supremo has apologised to Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez for the error.

Too fookin right he should be axed, he is an absolute muppet - click here.

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#167011 - 20th Aug 2007 7:50pm Re: Referee Axed After Premiership Stupidity [Re: MattLFC]
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he should be axed all together after a cock up like that it was bad refering (sorry about spelling lol)
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#167113 - 21st Aug 2007 12:13pm Re: Referee Axed After Premiership Stupidity [Re: fordsteve]
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I didn't see it so i shall take your word.
Strengthens the debate about over the line technology.
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#167115 - 21st Aug 2007 12:16pm Re: Referee Axed After Premiership Stupidity [Re: Mark]
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Well in an interview on Talksport yesterday, Hackett sounded like he was all for using technology to make the game fairer and assist referee's.

A good point he made is that fans simply expect refs to get the big decisions right, to make sure they influence the game unfairly.

Im still wondering how Styles thought it was a penalty, he was yard away from it with a full view of the challenge.

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