Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Bobby Madley quits as Premier League referee after 'change in personal circumstances'

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Cary Erickson | 18 August, 2018, 12:46

Premier League referee Bobby Madley has chose to end his career in English football, it has been confirmed. It has been suggested that his decision could be linked to abuse on social media although that was unconfirmed. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the body responsible for referees, confirmed that he had stepped down but the...

Madley's colleagues had not been informed about the news by their organisation, Professional Game Match Officials, before an official statement was made.

The 32-year-old missed the opening weekend of fixtures after failing to show up for the mandatory pre-season referees meeting at St George's Park where they are briefed and prepared.

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Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL.

Retired referee and managing director of PGMOL Mike Riley is expected to inform the other Premier League referees of the details of Madley's departure in the coming days. Roger East has also yet to take charge of a game this season.

He refereed the 2017 Community Shield at Wembley and oversaw 19 Premier League games in 2017-18.