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Former Premier League Referee’s Fall From Grace Is Incredible

Bobby Madley’s career as a footballing official has taken a really, really interesting turn.

The 33-year-old former Premier League referee would officiate in front of thousands of fans across the country.

In fact, he was the referee for the 2017 Community Shield final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in front of 83,325 fans, so he knows all about officiating on the big occasions.

However, Madley now finds himself refereeing matches in front of 26 fans in the Norwegian sixth division.

As ODDSbible pointed out in its tweet, life does come at you fast.

“Feel sorry for the Norwegians,” one user wrote on Twitter.

Another tweeted: “I wouldn’t let him ref us on a Sunday!”

A third said: “He was an awful ref, I’m not surprised.”

Madley was sacked in 2018 after it emerged that he had sent an offensive message over social media.

“Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL,” the Premier League told Sky Sports at the time.

“We understand he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances.”

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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