Once English, now a British referee…

This from the BBC site earlier today. I remember meeting up with a Scottish family in Switzerland back in the early eighties. They were still grumping about how the BBC kept claiming Glasgow Celtic as the first British team to win the European Cup back in 1967, and then it was wall to wall England when Bestie, Charlton and the rest won it a year later for England United. With Graham Poll, the ref who gave out three Yellow Cards (now heading home) to the same player in a single game (wouldn’t happen on Slugger – ed), it’s a variation on the theme: “They are English when they win, but just plain old British when they lose”. At least the residents of Tring are backing him come what may!


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