Lines­man’s red for abus­ing ref

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A SUN­DAY league ref­eree sent off the LINES­MAN af­ter he gave him a tirade of abuse for giv­ing a player a penalty.

Ref Tony Wells gave as­sis­tant John Smith his march­ing or­ders when he ques­tioned the penalty for Bar­ton Stacey against Clat­ford Arms in the An­dover and Dis­trict Sun­day League.

Smith shouted, “shame on you”, but de­nies swear­ing.

He’s been charged with im­proper con­duct and faces an FA dis­ci­plinary hear­ing.

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