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Ben Toner replaced as referee for Blackpool game but EFL deny it's due to his name

Ben Toner Saturday, November 11, 2017 Referee Ben Toner is no longer refereeing Blackpool’s Sky Bet League One clash with Portsmouth on Saturday due to the game being under “increased attention”. The match is the Seasiders’ first since their majority owner the Oyston family were found guilty of “unfair prejudice” in their running of the club and were ordered to pay businessman Valeri Belokon, a minority shareholder, £31million. The match official’s name became the subject of a social media joke amongst fans, but the EFL says that has nothing to…

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Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia fined by FA after outburst at referee

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been warned about his future conduct Thursday, October 12, 2017 Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has been fined £4,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after a tweet suggesting a referee was against the club.  The Chinese businessman criticised official Jeremy Simpson after Villa’s 1-0 win over Bolton last month and has admitted an FA misconduct charge.  Simpson sent off Neil Taylor in injury time, but still awarded Villa a penalty which Jonathan Kodjia scored to win the Championship game….

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger unhappy with referee decisions after Stoke defeat

The Gunners slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the bet365 Stadium Saturday, August 19, 2017 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger complained his side had been denied a goal and a penalty by incorrect decisions from the match officials in the 1-0 loss at Stoke. Wenger claimed a 72nd-minute Alexandre Lacazette effort that was ruled out for offside should have stood “100 per cent”. And he also protested that referee Andre Marriner was wrong not to have awarded a spot-kick in the first half when Hector Bellerin went down in the Stoke…

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Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee in win over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off. The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to make it 2-1 and for a dive. He will miss Wednesday’s second leg. Ronaldo, 32,…

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