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    Arthur Ellis

    Today’s ex-referees turned pundits are not the first media celebrities the profession has spawned.

    Britons of a certain age will remember Arthur Ellis, a top English referee who later traded his whistle for a dipstick, the measuring rod Continue

      Football Soccer - Cruzeiro v Corinthians - Brazilian Series A Championship - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 11/12/16. Players observe a minute's silence as respect for the Chapecoense players and the victims of the Colombia plane crash. REUTERS/Washington Alves

      It can be a lonely task to be the man out in the middle – so how much support should referees receive from the football authorities?

      Brazil’s new refereeing supremo seems content to hang them out to dry.  “After every … Continue

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