Keith Hackett attacks ‘disastrous’ Premier League refereeing standards

•Keith Hackett targets Mike Jones, Andre Marriner, Lee Mason, Chris Foy
• Former referees’ head calls for his successor, Mike Riley, to step down
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The former referees’ head Keith Hackett has called for his successor to step down and for five top officials to be removed, damning current refereeing standards as the “worst that we have seen”.

Hackett, who was succeeded at Professional Game Match Officials Limited by Mike Riley in 2010, said the referees Mike Jones, Andre Marriner, Lee Mason and Chris Foy should be stood down at the end of the season and Lee Probert should lose his position should he fail a fitness test.

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