Ebene News – GB – Watch: Referee Drysdale steps in front of city midfielder judge

Referee Darren Drysdale appeared to tune in with Alan Judge from Ipswich Town tonight
– Credit: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town was angered by an incident involving referee Darren Drysdale, as he appeared to take on Alan Judge in the closing stages of the 0-0 draw with Northampton

The Irishman, a second-half substitute at Portman Road, fell into the box under challenge from Peter Kioso during the last 10 minutes of the match but, instead of pointing straight ahead, the referee penalized the Ipswich Town midfielder for diving

The judge’s protests led referee Drysdale to tilt his head against the playmaker as his teammates rushed for a penaltyNorthampton players helped fend off the referee as he held the yellow card

The judge walked away from the incident but continued his protests, before manager Paul Lambert approached officials at the end of the contest to have his say

Alan Judge has words with referee Darren Drysdale after being denied a penalty
– Credit: Photo: Steve Waller
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Drysdale and his assistants stood in the middle of the pitch before leaving the pitch once Town Chief and Non2 Stuart Taylor made their way to the tunnel themselves

Discussing the penalty incident, Lambert said: “I thought we should have had a penalty with Judgey’s I saw him back and I think he gets caught with the back leg “

Former referee Mark Halsey expects incident to be investigated by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL)

“Darren Drysdale showed a lack of self-control when he faced Alan Judge of Ipswich,” Halsey told The Sun

“Regardless of what happened before in the match, referees should never put themselves in this position

“Discipline is vital for an official and the footage and footage of Portman Road didn’t look good as players from both teams chased the experienced Drysdale

“I’m sure the PGMOL will investigate what happened and it will be interesting to see if Ipswich files a complaint with the EFL now”

The match at Portman Road ended in a 0-0 draw, the Blues 11th in Ligue 1

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Ebene News – GB – Watch: Referee Drysdale steps up in front of City midfield judge

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