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Felix | Blowing the whistle

If only you could appeal all of life’s little injustices, says Felix

22 March 2013

Apparently so incensed was a Manchester United supporter at a referee’s decision to send off one of his team’s players he resorted to doing what anyone should in an emergency: he dialled 999. Fantastic! What a brilliant response. The Manchester constabulary (I assume it was them he phoned rather than being some remote fan, say in Hampshire, or Singapore) have been very sporting about it, and have decided not to press charges but have pointed out that they are not the first port of call for acting upon controversial referring decisions, and indeed, viewed strictly, this could be called wasting police time, which of course carries its own set of yellow and red cards.

Well, they have got a point. There are many things that drive us barmy, indeed to distraction. There are many things that happen on a football field that are criminal in nature, but allegedly dodgy referring is not. I’m not sure what the outraged football...

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