Manchester City Balls: Southampton’s Luke Shaw Plays ‘You Are The Ref’ On Instagram
AT the Manchester City v Southampton match on Saturday, the officials made a howler. With the scores 1-1 and City struggling to click into gear, Samir Nasri scored after being set up by David Silva. But when Silva received the ball from Edin Dzeko he was yards offside.
Southampton’s teenage full-back Luke Shaw decided to play a game of You Are The Ref*. He posted a picture on Instagram showing a screen-shot of the decision with helpful line drawn to highlight the awful decision.
You Are The Ref was the work of Spurs fan Paul Trevillion. Originally written for Spurs magazine The Lillywhite in 1957, the drawn feature invited readers to solve one referee puzzler.
* In 1957 we started and 2,500 weeks later, we’re still going. Now that ain’t too bad, is it? Not many West End shows go for 2,500 weeks. I started doing it for The People and it was called ‘Hey Ref’ and in them days I got Bill Nicholson to help me with the answers – he was a qualified referee you see and that’s why he would never let any of his players argue with the ref.”