No sanction for Merseyside derby referee Martin Atkinson
The referee Martin Atkinson has escaped a temporary demotion from the Premier League for this weekend’s fixtures despite a three-man Football Association appeals panel overturning his decision to burlington coat factory canada goose coat send off canada goose coat 1000 bulbs lamps Everton’s Jack Rodwell in the Merseyside derby.
Rodwell’s appeal for wrongful dismissal canada goose coat 1000 bulbs best fake canada goose jacket garland against his controversial red card, awarded for a 23rd-minute challenge on Luis Suárez, was upheld last week, prompting the midfielder’s three-match ban to be withdrawn and allowing him to play against Chelsea in the Premier League and Carling Cup, and Fulham in the league.
Everton went on to lose the game 2-0 and the Premier League and Professional Game Match Officials Limited were expected to consider the error canada goose coat 1000 calorie which seriously affected buy canada goose jacket online cheap the home side’s chances against Liverpool buy a canada goose jacket online when they addressed this weekend’s appointments.
However, the governing bodies have since decided not to force Atkinson to drop down the divisions this weekend, with the official to take charge of the game between Stoke City and Fulham on Saturday. Atkinson is one of the more highly regarded referees within PGMOL, and the referee assessors are content that the error at Goodison Park was an exception and not one of a series of mistakes.
The Everton chief executive, Robert Elstone, had welcomed the decision to rescind the red card, but had suggested the club’s earnings through their league finish might end up being affected regardless.
“While we obviously welcome buying cheap canada goose outlet jacket online the news, it is no consolation to nearly 40,000 best ideas about canada goose outlet on pinterest fans who had buying cheap canada goose outlet jacket online gone to the game expecting to see a contest,” said Elstone at the time. “We don’t know if the decision cost us one or three points visit, but at nearly £1m a place in prize money in the Premier League these days, it could prove to be a really expensive mistake, not to mention the biggest disappointment for Jack.”