English football referee Darren Drysdale, who on Tuesday became the main character of a curious explosion of emotions in the duel of the lower competition, apologized to the player and his club.
In Tuesday's third-league match between Ipswich and Northampton, Drysdale came into conflict with home team Alan Judge.The television footage showed how, after a word exchange, the arbiter approached the forehead of the midfielder.The Ipswich players prevented any further continuation of the conflict."It is clear that it is important for us referees to treat the players professionally at every moment of the match. I am sorry that this was not the case yesterday.
I apologize to Alan and Ipswich," the dpa agency quoted the referee as saying.In the match, which ended without goals, the referee dealt a total of five yellow cards and one red card.The English Football Association (FA) is investigating the incident.
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