Referees in England
- Dec 3, 2003
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But who has the authority to force a concussed referee off the pitch, if he doesn't want to go?
No one I suspect - and with the departure of various 'referee management' at HQ, no one there either !
It is a good question and I would expect our members to make the correct call - 95% of the time they are on their own, without ARs anyway.
I did once have a major row with a club blazer as the referee had badly pulled a hammy and could only hobble (not even walk). He abandoned the match (level 9 or 10) and the blazer let rip - suggested he ref from centre, which is when I intervened..... needless to say neither the ref nor I reffed from the halfway line, the referee was treated by club physio, and the cards duly filled in for Comps Committee to make a decision.