say not, but how often have you seen referees waving away protesting players, playing for time, while pushing an earpiece even further into their ear and muttering messages to an unseen assistant?
At that time, Spurs were Leicester's closest rivals for the Premier League title, so Friend was subsequently removed - with the PGMOL
claiming the "timing and context" of the game warranted such a decision.
Hackett, former head of the PGMOL
, said: "No one is questioning his integrity but what if something goes wrong?
last night insisted they do not pressurise referees.
It's my firm belief there needs to be an urgent summit meeting between Jose Mourinho, Bruce Buck, the chairman of Chelsea, Richard Scudamore, the chief executive of the Premier League, and Mike Riley, general manager of PGMOL
," he said.
would not respond directly but released statistics showing standards had improved in every available measure in the five years since Hackett left the organisation.
A campaigner for improved PGMOL
standards throughout his career, even since retiring from officiating at the end of the 2012/13 season, Halsey's battle with football governance has not relented.
We will present our recommendations to the FA and the PGMOL
with the intention of stimulating discussion that drives football forward in a positive way.
spokesman said: "Jon Moss was in a good position to see that a Liverpool player deliberately played the ball before it fell to Harry Kane in the penalty area.
There will be a full review by the refs' body PGMOL
-- Professional Game Match Officials Limited - at the end of the experiment, but it still seems inevitable VAR will be in place for the World Cup this summer and the Premier League next season.
I'll be speaking to PGMOL
(Professional Game Match Officials Board) about it, for sure.
It was for everyone to see and maybe the PGMOL
(Professional Game Match Officials Limited, the referees' body) need to make a decision about that.