The Fiver | Staring at the referee with the intensity of a thousand Will Selfs

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On Sunday, begins The Fiver on a slow Tuesday afternoon, Cardiff City’s bid to avoid relegation was dealt an unfortunate and unjust blow. Chelsea skipper César Azpilicueta put the ball in their net while loitering in an extravagantly offside position, and amazingly the goal was allowed to stand, because linesman Eddie Smart was playing peek-a-boo with Willian while referee Craig Pawson was up the other end doing donuts in his clown’s car. To be fair, the donuts were well skill, leaving perfect, circular skidmarks, no mean feat in a collapsing jalopy with square wheels. But failing to spot the offside had severe implications in the battle to avoid the drop. Honk!

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