This video of Bobby Madley shows why Premier League will miss retiring referee

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Premier League referee Bobby Madley quit his post today and the video below highlights exactly why he will be sorely missed for the rest of the 2018-19 season.

The 32-year-old official has worked in the Football League for the past 8 years and regularly in the Premier League for the past 5, eventually earning a big promotion to the FIFA referee’s list in 2016.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Madley resigned from his position today, citing changes in his ‘personal circumstances’ as the reason behind his departure. An official statement issued by the Professional Game Match Officials read: “Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL. We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances.”

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In light of this news, CaughtOffside would like to remember one of Madley’s most hilarious moments on the pitch – when he tried to apologise to Newcastle players for failing to award a handball against Everton, before getting more and more worked up as they continued to protest the decision.

The full transcript of the incident which was reported by Sportbible makes for entertaining reading as he quickly loses his cool amid player unrest, screaming out an angry apology.

“Sorry I didn’t see it,” Madley says, gesturing with open hands.

“I didn’t see it, sor…”

Newcastle players continue protesting.

“I didn’t se…”

Newcastle players carry on arguing.

“I didn’t…”

Newcastle players carry on arguing.


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