Extremely Consistent, Impartial Ref Clatters Defender And Then An Attacker
As the old cliche screamed from the sidelines goes, you gotta call it both ways, sir! So all credit to this man in the middle during Monday’s Turkish Super Lig match between Besiktas and Kayserispor at the Vodafone Arena.
This fine piece of neutrality began with a Kayserispor player dribbling into pressure in his own half. Perhaps confused as to where in the hell this cat planned on going, the ref triggered the counterattack himself by laying him out.
The ref then appears to be on the verge of whistling before realizing that he can’t call a foul on himself.
With Besiktas then closing in on goal, the ref serves up a bit of justice by taking one of their own out. The flattened attacker looks up at the ref, seemingly asking for a foul, only to come to his own realization that the ref can’t whistle himself for a foul.
It would’ve been pretty sweet to have seen the ref play advantage on the first foul and then put a halt to play after the second. He then could’ve given himself his marching orders by way of two bookable offenses.
That’s the kind of ground we should be breaking in this day and age.