Petition Closed

Government to investigate refereeing standards in professional sports

This petition had 39 supporters

This is a petition to raise awareness through government of the need for professionalism in the moderation and refereeing of professional sports.  Today has marked a low point in football refereeing, as Mark Clattenburg has admitted setting out to referee a game in a manner which took pressure off himself and onto a professional sports team (Tottenham Hotspur).  His comments have raised debate, but I think the comments of well respected Spanish correspondent Guillem Balague sum it up, "Mark Clattenburg confirming what I have always said. English referees have their own law, they ref without following the laws everybody else in the world has to follow (the only ones that should be followed). Makes for exciting games but gives them too much power".   Please sign this petition to ask the Government to step in to ensure that the FA and other sports organisations in this country apply the laws and don't cause international shame on our sporting activities...

Today: Paul is counting on you

Paul Davies needs your help with “Football Association: Government to investigate refereeing standards in professional sports”. Join Paul and 38 supporters today.