The reason behind former Premier League referee Bobby Madley’s sacking has seemingly been revealed after it’s claimed he mocked a disabled man on Snapchat.
The league announced earlier this month that the 32-year-old would no longer officiate matches in England’s top flight “due to a change in personal circumstances”, although it was not clear as to what the change involved.
Now, according to Sky Sports, it’s been claimed that Madley was sacked due to the inappropriate message on Snapchat which has now cost him his job and forced him to consider moving to Norway in order to continue in his current profession.
It’s added that Madley shared an image of a disabled man and added an insensitive caption suggesting that he could beat him in a school sports day race.
Naturally, that is wholly inappropriate for any individual to make such a remark, and given his position with the Premier League, the decision was made that he could no longer continue in that capacity.
The Times note that the offensive post was sent in a closed group, which explains why it hasn’t emerged on social media as of yet, but that would indicate that someone within the group has sent on the video clip or image to the Premier League which has led to them taking action.
It remains to be seen if Madley does now continue officiating in Norway, but it appears as though his days working for the Premier League are over.