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Former Premier League referee Paul Alcock dies aged 64

• Referee was in spotlight after Paolo Di Canio push in 1998
• Mike Riley leads tributes to ‘hugely respected’ former official

The former Premier League referee Paul Alcock has died at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer.

The official was thrust into the spotlight when Sheffield Wednesday’s Paolo Di Canio pushed him over having been shown a red card against Arsenal at Hillsborough in 1998.

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