- Dec 10, 2006
So my friend Paul B is refereeing a local match between between Heroes and the Railway Academicals in Southend. There was a minor confrontation between two players. After play had re-started, one of them went to the touchline briefly and came back onto the pitch. There was a lot of shouting from both players and spectators and he was quickly surrounded. A knife ended up on the ground. Paul was handed the knife by a spectator and was forced to give the player a red card, and abandon the game. Blimey, it was only punch ups in my day.