6
Aug

Howard Webb’s retirement ignites flurry of Manchester United jokes

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After being in charge of over 500 Premier League and Football League matches and having officiated every final from the World Cup to the Champions League, Howard Webb has put away his whistle for good after taking on a new role as technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited:

It didn’t take long for the inevitable avalanche of Manchester United jokes to roll in. If you’re new to soccer, Webb has long been accused of favoring the Red Devils in games he officiated:

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5
Apr

Linesman trolled so hard by Portuguese fans

Being a linesman can be a lonely gig, but one assistant referee in Portugal was recently lucky enough to have his very own cheering section.

In a third-division match between Ermesinde and Perosinho last month, a small group of comedians fans made it their mission to troll one of the linesmen, following him up and down the touchline and celebrating his every move.

Though the match official seems to find it quite amusing, we’d wager he grew exponentially more embarrassed as the prank continued.

This hasn’t been the first such stunt; check out these crazy Cadiz CF fans:

H/T Pies