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Hunt defends ref

15 Nov 2010 11:30:29

Hunt defends ref

Reading forward Noel Hunt defended referee Michael Oliver`s decision to send off Norwich captain Grant Holt at the weekend.Holt saw red at the end of the first half for a late challenge on Ian Harte in a decision which infuriated Norwich boss Paul Lambert.But Hunt, who scored in the 3-3 draw, said: "When I saw it first I thought it was a sending off."But I've heard from a few people it wasn't as bad as everyone thought."It's hard for a referee when it's a straight leg and it can be dangerous. Harty has a mark on his ankle and shin bone and it could have been serious."On another day it could have been a yellow."


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