Referee squares up to Ipswich Town player in bizarre altercation 8 months ago

Referee squares up to Ipswich Town player in bizarre altercation

It at least injected a bit of drama into the bore draw

Fans were left shocked by the sight of referee Darren Drysdale squaring up to Ipswich Town's Alan Judge during a 0-0 draw with Northampton at Portman Road on Tuesday night.

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The booking appeared to be for a supposed dive, after Judge tumbled in the box and appealed for a penalty. Play continued and after a subsequent challenge saw the ball go out of play, Drysdale called Judge over for a chat.

Words were said, and seemingly provoked the referee into squaring up to the player - the sort of thing players have been sent off for in the past. Drysdale then brandished a yellow card.

Let's break that down.

 

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The ball then goes out of play, and the referee blows his whistle before calling Judge over for a word.

Drysdale then rather suddenly starts walking towards Judge and doesn't stop until he's about a centimetre from his face.

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FIGHT. FIGHT. FIGHT.

HOLD ME BACK, BRUV. HOLD ME BACK.

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Yellow card, seems fair. Oh, wait, that's for Judge and not for himself?