Ebene News – GB – Referee locks head with Ipswich Ace in extraordinary League One incident

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Referee Darren Drysdale and Ipswich star Alan Judge faced off on Tuesday night literally, as the two faced off in Tractor Boys’ draw with Northampton

The official was caught on camera nodding at the Ipswich midfielder at Portman Road, before being ousted by Lloyd Jones of Northampton

The judge fell under a challenge from defender Peter Kioso in the box in the 90th minute – and the 32-year-old was in disbelief when Drysdale failed to award a kick

Ipswich ace Flynn Downes was sent off for violent driving in the third minute of the stoppage time as the club’s poor form continued

Paul Lambert’s men have won just four of their last 14 Ligue 1 games, leaving them in 11th place

Ipswich’s struggles weren’t just on the pitch as their training session had to be cut short due to fan protests earlier this week

Disgruntled supporters threw flares, leading to signage on a fence that caught fire, as they called for Lambert’s sacking

Former Ipswich striker Darren Bent has given his thoughts on the strained relationship between the club’s hierarchy and the fans

“This is a club that is close to my heart,” Bent told talkSPORT “I started there, I’m still looking for their results and I talk to a number of fans at the football club and they are clearly not happy

“We’re talking about some of the friendliest people you’ll meet, they don’t have an argument, they just want to see what’s best for Ipswich and hopefully promote them

“They feel like the heart of the club is being ripped out, whether it is the owner or the manager, they are not satisfied either

“The fact that we see flares suspending training – it’s not something that has never been associated with Ipswich

“There has always been a good relationship between the club and the supporters – but now it has gone badly

“Something has to change because this cannot continue This is a club that should not be sitting in League One, they have been there too long”

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Ebene News – GB – Referee locks lead with Ipswich as in extraordinary League One incident

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