Referee news (10): Referee unconscious after clash with player, the international appointments and Leicester City captain about changing tactics because of new rules.
Kevin Johnson was officiating Sky Bet League Two match between Plymouth Argyle and Colchester United. He collided with a player while he was moving backwards. He has been stretchered off with a neck injury during the game and was sent to the hospital. On Monday the English Football League announced that referee Kevin Johnson has been released from hospital.
Viktor Kassai will officiate Manchester City vs Barcelona. All Tuesday’s CL appointments.
Big games for Dutch referees: Makkelie with Dortmund – Sporting; Kuipers with Juventus – Lyon. All wednesday’s Champions League appointments.
All appointments for Thursday’s Europa League games also via The 3rd Team.
Change of defending style
Leicester City captain Christian Fuchs says he needed to change his defending style due to new referee rules. “The refs are looking much more at corner kicks and free kicks from the side and you just need to be careful”. Read more.
Crack down on Wrestlemania
Graham Poll wrote a piece about the Premier League. He is quite often a bit negative about the current ref squad, but does he have a point now? He writes: “Refs promised a crack down on penalty box grappling. 9 games in, we already have return of Wrestlemania” Full story on Daily Mail.
3 clips from last weeks
A horrendous tackle from a Milan player. Why that proud smile?
Ever seen how Mark Clattenburg has show this yellow to Clasie? How do you shown them?
Seriously, someone get this man on the West End.#CelebrityRefs
— Celebrity Refs (@CelebrityRefs) October 24, 2016