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Keith Hackett, the former referees’ head, has called for his successor to step down and five Premier League referees to be suspended while criticising refereeing standards as the “worst 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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