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The 21 types of Sunday League refs we’ve all had

Love them or hate them (hate them, usually), referees are a necessary evil. But they come in so many different forms, and here's the ones we've all had.

1 The one who improvises a little bit too much

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2 The one who comes *too* prepared…

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3 … and the one who comes very ill-prepared

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4 The one who lets *everything* go… “Play on!”

5 The one who is there for himself

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6 The one who ends up in hospital

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7 The one who looks like Gandalf

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8 The one who is probably more hungover than you

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9 The one who is properly old but still does it for the love

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10 The one who has a bit of humanity

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11 The one who is genuinely in it for the minimal cash…

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12 …and the one who probably doesn’t need the money but faces abuse anyway

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13 The one who has to put up with moronic bigots

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14 The one who’s your Dad

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15 The one who doesn’t give a s***

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16 The one everyone seems to remember as ‘their’ ref

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17 The one who was probably a genuinely good ref

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18 The one who ends up causing someone to be at large.

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19 The one who has timing issues

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20 And finally, the one who loves to ‘make it interesting’

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21 Er, also this…

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Love them or hate them (hate them, obviously), you’ve got to admit Sunday League football just isn’t the same without a ref.


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