Offbeat An English D8 match stopped 7 minutes from time due to fog
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The referee got confused.
In demonstration, Bury Town was leading 5-0 against Witham Town on Tuesday night, in the English Eighth Division, when the referee decided to interrupt the game, with seven minutes remaining. In question, the fog. An incomprehensible decision for Bury, who criticized the official’s decision in a statement: “Without warning, the referee abandoned the game without trying to find a solution to play the remaining 7 minutes. By the time the match was abandoned, visibility was good on the pitch. No account was taken of the 400 spectators present or the club staff who had managed to organize another sold-out match. "
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" must be held to account, Blues coach Ben Chenery told. The fog was no worse than it had been the entire game. To be fair, the referee didn't know what he was doing. I asked him when we got back: "Can we give 10 or 15 minutes (to the players) and bring them out again?" but he said: "No, I've made up my mind." It was not necessary to make this decision, and I ask the FA to have a little courage, because this result must be maintained. »
View from the goalmouth down- Neil Dady (@ NDsport79) minutes after the game was abandoned due to fog. Possibly the craziest decision I have seen in many years of following football.
Otherwise, you just have to finish the match one morning,had done. Quickly done well done.
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