Bosses gagged over match official mind-games
Managers who pass comment on the appointment of referees to their matches before the game will now face disciplinary action. The FA has announced it has extended its rules to prevent coaches engaging in mind-games with referees before matches.
An FA statement read: “Any media comments relating to appointed match officials prior to a fixture will no longer be allowed. Such pre-match comments will be deemed improper and dealt with accordingly.”
In homage to the Formula One tobacco sponsorship ban, which introduced advertisers such as Henson and Bedges, OTP is proposing Premier League managers adopt a spoonerism approach to circumnavigating the new rules.
So instead of getting fined for slagging off Mike Dean, why not suggest that Dike Mean is not fit to take charge of your game?
OTP’s new favourite referees (Dike aside) are:
– Clark Mattenburg
– Fris Choy
– Woward Hebb