Referee Ben Toner dropped from Blackpool game after Oystons court verdict

10 November 2017 05:27
• Jon Moss takes over at Bloomfield Road due to ‘increased attention’• Ben Toner’s name caused amusement following ruling against OystonsThe referee Ben Toner has been taken off Blackpool’s League One match against Portsmouth, days after the majority owner, the Oystons, were found by a high court judge to have operated an “illegitimate stripping” of the Lancashire club.Given the findings against the Oystons, Toner’s name had caused some amusement on social media. However the EFL said he had been replaced by a more senior official only because of the “increased scrutiny” on the match at Blackpool. Related: Blackpool fans celebrate after club is put up for sale by Oyston family Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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