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Red Card

by | 24th, September 2003

‘WHEN amateur soccer referee Wayne Millin booked one of the teams’ managers for swearing on the touchline, he couldn’t have guessed that it would cost him his job.

But the manager in question was Robert Smith, his boss at Gloucestershire printing firm Just Labels, who last week agreed to pay £6,000 compensation for unfair dismissal.

Millin, 35, claimed he had been given the cold shoulder by workmates after refereeing the match between King’s Stanley and Ebley and had even been sprayed with cleaning fluid by one player he had booked.

‘I should never have been sacked,” he said. “I was just doing my job as a ref. It was only over a throw-in.”

Posted: 24th, September 2003 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink