MANCHESTER (ENGLAND) – Sky Sport, on its website, tells a story that has had a strong media impact in England. He was about to start the summit match between Manchester City and Reading, Women's Super League, the English women's championship.
An important race, also broadcast live on TV. Teams already on the pitch, look at the clock, but the race does not start despite the television times require maximum punctuality. The reason? Incredible, you'll say. Yet … The referee of the meeting, David McNamara, has forgotten in the locker room the coin, 'instrument' fundamental to the head or cross at the beginning of the match with which the field and ball are drawn.
Returning to the locker room would have meant too long a waste of time, how to do then? As reported by Sky Sports on his website, David McNamara has found a decidedly bizarre solution: use the … Chinese morra for the draw.
Yes, the classic stone, paper or scissors. Too bad that at FA the emergency solution adopted by the race director was not really liked: David McNamara was in fact suspended for three weeks.
The referee McNamara stunt on social media
Referee David McNamara forgot his coin for the Man in Women and Reading Women. He then played a game of rock, paper, scissors to determine the result of the toss.
The FA has suspended him for 21 days. pic.twitter.com/Ws53zO4EGp
– Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) 15 November 2018
Football referee David McNamara forgot his coin to the game of rock, paper, scissors' instead.
The FA has decided to suspend him for three weeks. pic.twitter.com/2NXkz4Abpt
– Football Factly (@FootballFactly) November 14th 2018
Are you KIDDING me ?!
Soccer referee David McNamara was suspended for 3 weeks because he forgot his team in the locker room and had the team captains play rock, paper, scissors to decide to kickoff.
Do you agree with this ruling? pic.twitter.com/5Mb49hJOUE
– Brandon Steiner (@BrandonSteiner) November 14th 2018
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