Off to the Showers
British football referees have a limit to the amount of abuse they will take before they pull out their dreaded red card. So when Melvin Sylvester lost his temper at an amateur game in Charlton and punched out a player, out came the red card. But the card came out of Sylvester’s own pocket. He was the referee at the game, and he pulled the card on himself, ejecting himself from the game. “I was sorely provoked,” he said later. But Sylvester feels bad enough about the incident that he says he’s making his expulsion permanent, and will never officiate at a match again. (AFP) ...Don’t you just hate refs who go straight to the red card without even having the courtesy of giving a warning first?
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