assistant referee

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assistant referee

n
(General Sporting Terms) soccer the official name for linesman1
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There was controversy in the 74th minute when, following a McEleney free-kick McNamee headed the ball onto the crossbar before Philip Lowry forced the rebound home but the referee's assistant raised his flag for offside.
The teenager was seen talking to the referee's assistant immediately after the incident, but no action was taken at the time and referee Lee Mason made no mention of it in his post-match report.
2011: Sky Sports presenters Richard Keys and Andy Gray were stood down from duty following comments about referee's assistant Sian Massey.
However, the referee's assistant signalled the effort had crossed the line.
What really upset Merthyr manager Garry Shephard was Leach's decision to only show a yellow to Cirencester's Steve Davies after he planted a kick on Merthyr's Paul Keddle off the ball but under the nose of the referee's assistant.
The England golden boy missed his teammates with a shot that went into the net instead and after some controversy involving the referee's assistant being hit by a flair Spurs went into the tunnel with a 1-0 advantage over Villa.
Three minutes later, however, Orient were level thanks to Mooney's neat finish but the referee's assistant had flagged for offside and the Vale defenders appeared to stop, only for referee Mick Russell to overturn the call and allow the goal to stand.
The linesman, who received three stitches on his head, has since dropped charges against a teenage fan who threw the battery after the referee's assistant refused a late call for an Al Ahli penalty.
If there is a high-profile incident and the referee has not seen it and the referee's assistant has not seen it clearly then that should be dealt with.
SWANSEA: Michael Laudrup believes action should be taken against referee's assistant Lee Betts after substitute Roland Lamah's late effort was controversially ruled out for offside at West Brom on Saturday.
They put money on things like the time of the first throw-in and whether a referee's assistant will scratch his left buttock.
I am disappointed the referee's assistant made all the big decisions.