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Seeing Red

by | 2nd, April 2004

‘REFEREES are never going to be the most popular men in football, but they don’t need to go out of their way to make themselves look ridiculous as the man in charge of the Unibond Cheshire Senior Cup Final did.

He sent off Witton Albion skipper Brian Pritchard for violent conduct – for tackling a male streaker who had disrupted the game.

Reduced to 10 men, Witton went on to lose the tense match against Woodley Sport 2-1 after extra time.

Witton Albion are appealing against the decision, which led to scuffles breaking out among supporters and the police being called.

‘I am proud to be associated with this great club and have emailed the FA disciplinary department,” said Witton club secretary Phil Chadwick.

‘I felt it right to make the FA aware of several facts that probably the match officials were not aware of. I must not divulge more at this stage. At the moment I feel like jacking in football altogether.”

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