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Atletico Madrid Fan Suing Mark Clattenburg For ‘Moral Damage’ Caused By Allowing Sergio Ramos’ Goal To Stand In Champions League Final

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One poor, jilted Atletico Madrid fan is attempting to bring legal action against UEFA due to the "moral damage" he was subjected to while watching his team lose to Real Madrid in last season's Champions League Final.

The supporter, Jose Antonio Campon, is suing UEFA after referee Mark Clattenburg failed to rule out Sergio Ramos' opening goal for offside in the San Siro.

Former Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson was on texting terms with ref Mark Halsey

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Opposition fans have always felt that referees didn't do them any favours at Old Trafford, so you can understand the controversy surrounding the revelations that Sir Alex Ferguson used to text referee Hark Halsey. The details are revealed in Halsey's new book in which the ref admits texting Fergie, including to get his support for [.

English Premier League

Mourinho facing more hot water

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho faces disciplinary action from the FA, and an almost definite touchline suspension, after being sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss during a 1-1 Premier League home draw with West Ham.

It is the third time in less than two months that the fiery Manchester United manager will face disciplinary action from the sport's ruling body.

Ex-Referee Howard Webb Claims Players Actively Sought Yellow Cards To Ensure They’d Be Suspended Over Christmas

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Ex-Premier League referee Howard Webb has claimed there were instances when players would deliberately seek yellow cards to ensure they got out of doing the Christmas shift.

Webb, who retired in 2014 to become the technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board, sort of semi-revealed hefelt a couple of players had tried to milk intentional bookings out of him in order to rule themselves out over the festive period the Boxing Day fixture especially.

Mourinho charged over Liverpool referee comments

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.

United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield.

Mourinho charged over referee comments

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.

United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield.

Mourinho charged over referee comments

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football Association has announced.

United's outspoken Portuguese boss faces a disciplinary hearing after questioning referee Anthony Taylor's suitability to take charge of the October 17 game at Anfield.

VIDEO: Did United deserve a penalty against Newcastle?

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Former Premier League referee David Elleray said the referee's interpretation depends on whether the hand or arm is in an "unnatural" position at the point of contact. "Referees look at two specifics did the hand or arm go towards the ball or in a manner which would block the ball, or is the hand in a position where it would not normally be?

The FA Three-Man Panel – Time For A Change Already?

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After Yaya Toure was left off the hook for his kick on Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and Craig Bellamy's three-game ban for his incident with Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman, the Football Association has been under a lot of criticism. In the case of Yaya Toure, I am not sure how he escaped any type of fine or ban.

Sporting Kansas City

Ricardo Salazar announced as referee for Sounders match

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PRO announced the referee's for the Conference Semifinals first legs on Friday.

The Seattle Sounders moved on to the Western Conference semifinals to take on FC Dallas over the next two weeks. On Friday, PRO announced who would be the main in charge for the first leg on Sunday night - it will be everyone's favorite referee Ricardo Salazar.

Referee the Talking Point in KC Draw with Houston

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Last night was what you'd expect from KC game, a rough, tight game with a number of fouls, cards, and even a red card. It also had it's fair share of controversy through out the game and especially at the end of the game when a hand ball in the box was not called. Referee Jorge Gonzalez had a less than stellar night overall, but the think he'll most be remembered for will be the missed hand ball in the box by Luis Garrido in second half stoppage time.

Videos

Officially Cool: Referee Unphased After Assault From Red-Carded Player In Italian Ninth Division (Video)

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A referee's lot is undoubtedly a hard one, particularly down in the muddydepths of the Italian Ninth Division. During the weekend's clash between Castel San Niccolo and Fortis Arezzo, the man in the middle showed remarkable coolness after being assaulted by a player.

The incident occurred after a player was shown a red card.

Referee Lee Mason Takes Out Two Players, Should Have Been Sent Off!

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Referee Lee Mason took two players out of it during last nights League Cup Semmi-Final at Old Trafford last night like as boss.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho criticises Spurs ‘special guy’ Jan Vertonghen

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Jose Mourinho has branded Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen as the 'special guy' for his apparent ability to influence referees. The Chelsea boss was infuriated by the Belgian's role in Fernando Torres' red card, which came in the same week that he had managed to avoid conceding a penalty despite pulling down the shorts of Aston [.

Video: Liverpool youngster Andre Wisdom sent-off for kicking out (Finland U21 1-1 England U21

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http://youtu.be/QGDusbmCoew?t=3m35s Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom was shown a red card while captaining England Under-21s last night. The Reds right-back kicked out at a Finnish opponent right in front of the referee with 16 minutes remaining in last night's 1-1 draw. A free-kick had already been awarded against Wisdom when showing that his surname might [.

Video: Sulley Muntari steals ref’s yellow card, books AC Milan team-mate Mario Balotelli

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Mario Balotelli was booked during AC Milan's win against Torino at the weeked... by team-mate Sulley Muntari. The former Manchester City striker scored a late winner in the match and removed his shirt during the goal celebration. Seeing that the referee was about to dish out the inevitable yellow card to his team-mate, Muntari pinched [.

Turkish Super League

Turkish referee ‘shown red card’ in stormy top-flight clash

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Turkish football faced new questions over the credibility of the game Monday after an anarchic clash between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor ended with just seven footballers from the Black Sea side on the pitch and one of its players showing the referee the red card.

The Sunday night Super Lig clash between Galatasaray of Istanbul and Trabzonspor of Trabzon one of the most venomous rivalries in the Turkish game was marked by a litany of penalties, ill discipline and poor refereeing.

Turkish referee ‘shown red card’ in stormy top-flight clash

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Turkish football faced new questions over the credibility of the game Monday after an anarchic clash between Galatasaray and Trabzonspor ended with just seven footballers from the Black Sea side on the pitch and one of its players showing the referee the red card.

The Sunday night Super Lig clash between Galatasaray of Istanbul and Trabzonspor of Trabzon one of the most venomous rivalries in the Turkish game was marked by a litany of penalties, ill discipline and poor refereeing.

South America

Argentinian Match Ends In Tragedy After Player Shoots And Kills Referee For Sending Him Off

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Yet more tales of woe are emerging from the volatile world of South American football today with the news that an Argentinian referee has been shot dead for having the temerity to send a player off in a local league match.

The tragic incident occurred during a gamein the Cordoba district of Argentina on Sunday.

Referee Forced To Abandon Peruvian Cup Game After Five Players Feign Injury At Same Time

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By Chris Wright

A referee was forced to suspenda cup tie in northern Peru over the weekend after five players went down injured eight minutes from time in a bid to get the game abandoned.

According to the local press, Defensor Bolivar were losing 4-1 in the first leg of the Copa Peru semi-final against Defensor La Bocana on Sunday afternoon and as such, five Bolivar players went down in unison.

CONCACAF

CONCACAF announces referee reform after Gold Cup blunders

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Controversial calls and admitted referee errors that helped Mexico win last year's Gold Cup have led to a restructured referee department for soccer's governing body in North America. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced changes Wednesday after releasing a 5 1/2-month review of its referee department in the wake of last July's Gold Cup.

CONCACAF announces referee reform after Gold Cup blunders

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Controversial calls and admitted referee errors that helped Mexico win last year's Gold Cup have led to a restructured referee department for soccer's governing body in North America. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced changes Wednesday after releasing a 5 1/2-month review of its referee department in the wake of last July's Gold Cup.

Arsenal

The REAL reason Arsenal are struggling in EPL?

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I suppose it is a bit hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players to say that we are struggling in the Premier League title race, as the Gunners sit just two points off the league leaders Man City. However, with just two points from our last three league games, the table should bea much [...]

Arsenal’s opponents blame the referee for a change!

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Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker have already admitted that Arsenal were very lucky to beat Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon. The first bit of luck was when the Gunners were awarded a penalty in the 6th minute, and subsequent slow-motion replays showed that the foul was actually committed otside the box.

Time for Arsenal to get NASTY?

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Thoughts on Arsenal for 2015 by DN Happy New Year Arsenal fans. Despite the fact that 2015 got off to a pretty terrible start, I am trying to stay positive and although the chances of us winning the Premier League title seem to be all done and dusted, we are still in Europe with a [...]

How BIG decisions have piled UNFAIR pressure on Arsenal boss!

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Wenger should not take so much blame from Arsenal fans by Sam P I know that I am not the only Arsenal fan to still think that Arsene Wenger is the right manager to take the club forward and should be getting respect from the Arsenal fans rather than having to run a gauntlet of [...]

Wenger – The referee cost Arsenal the game

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We are still all in shock after Arsenal's defeat to Stoke yesterday, and Arsene Wenger thinks that his strike force was ineffectual, but the defeat was simply down to a bad decision by the referee who awarded Stoke a penalty. Wenger said on Arsenal.com: "I felt we had a good defensive performance and overall we [.

The 3 keys to Arsenal beating Bayern Munich

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Let's not kid ourselves Arsenal fans, Bayern Munich are strong favourites to retain their Champions League crown this season for good reason. They may be without Franck Ribery, Shaqiri and Badstuber but they have an awesome array of talent and the Gunners, as Per Mertesacker declared, will need to perform brilliantly and for things to [.

Arsenal need some luck but title rivals are getting it all

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Arsenal head to Aston Villa tonight needing a win to go back to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea rode their luck a bit in the first half against Hull and came out winners, then Manchester City survived a tough test away to Newcastle, so Arsenal are back in third and have to win [...]

Wenger – The referee didn’t help Arsenal

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All Arsenal fans have got used to Arsene Wenger failing to see errors by his own team on the pitch, but blaming the referee when opponents get away with the slightest infringement, but after last nights game, it would seem that Wenger is correct in saying that Chelsea were helped by Mike Dean's decisions.

Arsenal hoping for a good game from referee Oliver

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A lot of Arsenal fans will have some concern about tomorrow's game against Manchester United, as traditionally there has been a feeling that the Old Trafford factor or the influence of Alex Ferguson has caused referees to be somewhat generous to the home side. The man in charge tomorrow will be Michael Oliver, and I [.

Howard Webb swaps shirts after being bitten by midges (Newcastle vs Arsenal)

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Referee Howard Webb and his team of officials swapped shirts at half-time during yesterday's match between Newcastle and Arsenal amid fears that their yellow jerseys were irresistible to Tyneside's insect life. After being bitten by midges in the first-half, Webb and his assistants swapped to green shirts at half-time.

Video: Argentinian referee pushes manager

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It's all too common to see footballers and coaches laying their hands onto match officials, but your rarely see the refs fight back. That's exactly what referee Juan Pompei did as he struggled to keep a lid on a bad-tempered match between Newell's Old Boys and Arsenal. The video above gives you a taster of [.

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EFL Cup: Referee Mike Dean Sniffs His Assistant Ahead Of Manchester Derby (Video)

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Mike Dean has worked long and hard to foster his reputation as English football's most... shall we say... 'flamboyant' referee.

Indeed, right from the early days, Dean has fully devoted himself to the pageantry of top-level officiating, with his ostentatious mannerisms and intrinsicsense of drama quickly becoming woven into the very fabric of the game.

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Is Tecate Light predicting a trend for soccer's future?

The ad is only :15-seconds long and has very few words. After a soccer player makes an obvious dive to try and draw a foul, the referee begins to take out a yellow card when he is influenced by the Tecate Light beer mascot who is looking on from the bleachers.

Did the Revolution deserve a PK against Toronto?

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Teal Bunbury went down moments before Sebastian Giovinco's goal. Should the referee have pointed to the spot?

Seconds before Sebastian Giovinco leveled the scoring for Toronto FC, the New England Revolution were looking for a penalty on the opposite end. The play in question featured Drew Moor making a last-gasp tackle on Teal Bunbury.

Is Arsenal boss right to put pressure on referee?

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There is no doubt whatsoever that Arsenal's chances in the home leg against Bayern Munich were destroyed by the referee. Whether he was right or wrong to send off Wojciech Szczesny, when Robben seemed to have tipped the ball quite far away from goal, is not the dicussion here. The fact is that it ruined [.

Disappointment for Dnipro as dismissal ruins chances

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Disappointment for Dnipro as dismissal ruins chances - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A controversial red card swings in Spurs' favour to secure their place in the Europa League last 16, but what can be done to reduce seemingly unjust decision making?

Minutes into the second half and the Europa League game between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Tottenham Hotspur is finally heating up, with Roman Zozulya putting one past Hugo Lloris to take the lead at White Hart Lane, doubling their aggregate and gaining the away goal.

Careful, the referee has a camera and can capture your every...

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Careful, the referee has a camera and can capture your every move

As common as the notion of an All Star Game is in American sports, it remains a novelty in football. And because of the sheer global nature of the game that makes it impossible to truly get the world's best players together, the MLS All Star Game always seems to be a great midsummer event when the world is only consumed by (other) meaningless friendlies.

GIF It: Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson attempts to score the greatest own goal ever

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Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson nearly scored the best own goal of all time during yesterday's victory over Everton. The Sweden international unleashed an overhit 45-yard backpass that very nearly lobbed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Mignolet was forced into emergency action and had to catch the ball before it sailed over his head and into the net.