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# Ref Justice

This year
'They’re refereeing for the assessor rather than for the game. That’s dangerous'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley fears new system in League of Ireland is having a detrimental affect on officials.
All time
FAI promise action as Dublin leagues forced to postpone games over referee abuse
FAI chief Jonathan Hill has promised a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards abuse of any match official
‘A sad day for football’: Dublin youth league fixtures cancelled following referee abuse
550 Dublin schoolboy and schoolgirl games to be cancelled in response to ‘constant abuse and threatening behaviour’.
Alan Judge angrily rejects referee's version of events in fall-out to square-up incident
Judge refutes Darren Drysdale’s accusation of using the phrase a ‘f***** cheating c***’ in a confrontation for which the referee has been given a backdated suspension.
England opt against making official complaint over Pascal Gauzere’s display
The French official awarded Wales two highly-dubious tries in their 40-24 win.
Solskjaer critical of referee after United's shock defeat to rock-bottom Blades
Sheffield United won 2-1 for their first victory at Old Trafford since 1973.
Wolves boss Nuno hit with FA charge following referee comments
Nuno said referee Lee Mason “clearly… doesn’t have the quality to whistle the game” following Burnley defeat.
Guardiola defends Sterling for not pointing out referee error after trip
The England winger kicked the pitch and was awarded a spot kick last night.
O'Neill: 'Holland knocked England out and the Dutch goalkeeper was about 15 yards off the line'
Martin O’Neill was disappointed by the referee’s decision to dismiss Ireland U17 goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran.
Klopp rages over 'clear penalty' on Mane after Liverpool lose to Man Utd
The former Dortmund boss has lamented his side’s defending at Old Trafford, which left them chasing the game in the second half.
Was this a try? TMO decision denies Wales in their narrow loss against England
Controversy surrounded the decision to disallow Gareth Anscombe’s try.
James Horan: Dublin are even better than last year — but so are Mayo
The former Mayo boss believes it will be “incredibly tight” in Sunday’s All-Ireland senior football final.
'An innocent man was sent off... he's distraught people would even think that'
John Caulfield insists that Alan Bennett was incorrectly dismissed against Shamrock Rovers.
The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series
Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.
Manny Pacquiao wants WBO review of Horn defeat
Following his defeat to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Pac Man has called for a review from the WBO.
Owens clarifies high tackle laws: 'We don't want to get rid of big hits'
World Rugby has introduced measures aimed at limiting both reckless and accidental contact with the head.
Officiating unfair to Italy, claims Conor O'Shea
The hosts were beaten by Wales in Rome.
'We know how this works' - Pique accuses referees of Madrid bias
The Barcelona defender drew an unfavourable comparison between the performance of officials in the two rivals’ Copa del Rey ties this week following their loss to Athletic.
Neville leads pundits' criticism of referee Dean after Feghouli red card
Mike Dean’s decision to send off Sofiane Feghouli for a tackle on Phil Jones led to criticism from pundits, including Gary Neville.
Czech FA bans referees who were drunk while officiating at Slavia Prague game
“They were not tipsy, they were drunk.”
'Get in the kitchen!': life as a female football referee
It’s an even tougher job for some.
Two Irish officials on the line as Joubert dropped from World Cup semi-final ref roster
There’s no place for Nigel Owens either (but probably for the opposite reasons).
'If I see referee Craig Joubert again, I am going to tell him how disgusted I am'
The South African referee is in the firing line following his penalty call that went against Scotland.
Brazilian referee takes the law into his own hands by pulling out a gun during red card dispute
That’s one way to deal with play-acting.
Is this the definitive angle on that Tyrone penalty 'dive'?
Replays show that Padraig McNulty had a handful of Aidan O’Mahony’s jersey before going to ground.
Cork GAA have clarified infamous statement that criticised Munster final referee
They made the claim in that now infamous statement.
Klinsmann questions appointment of today's referee because 'he is able to speak French'
Surely mind games from the US coach?
Horan baffled by 'unbelievable' refereeing - but admits Mayo just stopped playing
Horan’s men sucker-punched by two late Eoghan O’Gara goals in Croke Park.
United 'laughing' at officials, Moyes says
“It’s a two-legged game and I am really looking forward to the second leg,” the Scot said after latest defeat.
Brendan Rodgers: I didn't mean to question integrity of referee
The Liverpool boss wasn’t happy after the defeat to Man City yesterday.
Warburton unfazed by reunion with Irish ref Rolland
The Dubliner controversially sent off the Welsh captain in the first half of a 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to France.
Mark Halsey scores an own goal with memoir of his time as referee
With his needy sucking up to some Premier League managers the former referee does himself few favours in Added Time.
Bismarck du Plessis off the hook as Poite admits yellow card mistake
The Springboks’ hooker had his red card rescinded by Rugby Championship officials today.
Brolly: referee gave Mayo a penalty to make up for disallowed goal 'balls-up'
The former Derry player was in full agreement with his RTÉ punditry partner Pat Spillane for once.
Daithi Regan: 'Referees are ruining hurling by treating it like football'’s hurling columnist thinks a football mentality is ruining hurling refereeing.
John Allen wants new hurling referees' body
“Hurling and football are very different games,” says the Limerick hurling chief.
Malaga to lodge official protest after late drama in Dortmund
‘Our complaint will be aimed at the referees rather than at UEFA. The Champions League is an elite competition and the people in it should be elite level, too.’
'It doesn't make me feel sad' -- Turkish referee stands by controversial Nani red
The Manchester United winger was dismissed for dangerous play against Real Madrid.
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson charged with misconduct by FA
Fergie has until Friday to respond to the charge, in the wake of his referee outburst.
Alex Ferguson escapes punishment for touchline antics during dramatic win over Newcastle
The Old Trafford chief berated officials yesterday.