Bobby Madley quits as referee | Marriage broke down

Lay

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Does he referee in Norway now?
 

Inigo Montoya

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It is a joke...who cares?! The person who grassed him up is disgusting.
He should have known better in this day and age TBF.
Secondly, pick better friends. Always someone out there willing to make a few bob out of a story
 

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He should have known better in this day and age TBF.
Secondly, pick better friends. Always someone out there willing to make a few bob out of a story
Yeh, I wouldn't have done it just because of the current climate. This kind of thing is so painful though, nobody in the real world really cares about it but people still get sacked, it's crazy!
 

Inigo Montoya

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Yeh, I wouldn't have done it just because of the current climate. This kind of thing is so painful though, nobody in the real world really cares about it but people still get sacked, it's crazy!
I think one of the things here is also the scale of his salary. Six figures have been quoted. Whatever, It’s higher than senior employees in public service or the NHS. With this will come a number of caveats including professional responsibility

I know as an education professional that you have to stay of making anything in the slightest bit provocative, that you put your career in jeopardy. While I have sympathy for the fall out in his children, if he was already in a dark place then talk to people, seek help.
 

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For all the people claiming he still deserved it, imagine going through every video you've ever shared with someone in Whatsapp, do you honestly think you wouldn't find a single one that could be construed as mocking someone to some extent?

This is obviously worse, as he took the video himself, but it really seems like a situation where he could have been reprimanded, and would have realised that doing something like that isn't ok, learned from it and become a better person as a result. People make stupid decisions sometimes, he didn't share it on social media, so the person in the video was never exposed to anything bad as a result of it, it definitely doesn't sound like he is ableist in any way, given his charity work and background, really seems overly harsh to me to destroy his career.
 

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I saw the last page, thought he shared a meme or something.
Then its of him personally insulting a disabled person.
No sympathy from me. My cousin was injured in a car crash and he has to hear the odd coment out and about by kids but this is a grown fecking man.
Cant have it in football.
 

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It was a disgrace that he was sacked anyway. The joke was honest and harmless.
 

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Good that common sense has prevailed in this. He's a good referee and itll be good to see him back in the lower leagues.