Tackling referee abuse: the failures of the FA

Tweet Image credit: Jon Candy, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Headbutted, spat at, verbally abused. Dissent towards football referees has long existed in football. But with referees fearing for their safety now more than ever before, is the Football Association’s revamped Respect Campaign doing enough to stunt abuse? Matthew Watkinson investigates. The experiences of Ryan Hampson epitomise the issues that plague up and coming football referees who face weekly struggles in coping with abusive behaviour. Behaviour that, if away from the football pitch is deemed unacceptable,…

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Premier League and EFL suspended until April 3

Tweet The Premier League and EFL have postponed all matches until April 3, due to coronavirus concerns following an emergency meeting Friday morning. The news comes after an emergency meeting between senior officials from each Premier League club was called following the news of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi testing positive for the virus last night. The Premier League becomes the latest league to be suspended after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi test positive for the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/I1CuhhtZLQ — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport)…

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