Player booked for 'over-reacting' after his leg is broken...madness
Referee Mike Dean has received plenty of criticism following his performances in the Premier League this season - but official Tim Robinson took incompetence to a new level as he oversaw a League Two game between Portsmouth and Luton on Monday.
Luton’s Cameron McGeehan was booked for punching the pitch in frustration, even though he was writhing in agony after suffering a broken leg!
McGeehan was jeered by Portsmouth fans as he left the field, but his injury had a large injection of insult added after he was booked for his ‘over-reaction’ to the incident by the match official.
“He decided Cam was lying there with a broken leg to book him, I don’t know why, you need to ask him about that,” said Luton captain Scott Cuthbert, in quotes appearing in Luton Today.
“I don’t know if there was a problem with the stretcher, that’s what I heard. Cam’s broken his leg, he’s frustrated, you need to ask the ref why he booked him.
Luton boss Nathan Jones added: “The referee showed a lack of understanding and empathy, maybe, but I'm just disappointed for the kid.
“Hopefully he'll recover quickly and be back sooner rather than later but it's a real travesty for the boy and obviously disappointing for us.”
McGeehan released this image of his leg in plaster after he was taken straight to hospital from Portsmouth’s Fratton Park ground, with the match official in charge of this game doubtless embarrassed by his actions now.