Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

20 hilarious times football refs thought they were the main event

Referees - bless 'em - get their fair share of stick from, fans, players and managers alike; but at the end of the day they're just humans like the rest of us (apart from Pierluigi Collina), trying to get through their job without making a mistake, perhaps with dreams of being a footballer themselves. 

Celebrity Refs is the first Twitter account to shine the spotlight on the b******s in black and give them their moment of glory; charting the highs and lows of top-flight refereeing and it's glorious. Next time you watch a game you'll be watching the prima donna refs instead of the prima donna players.

Mark Clattenburg and Mike Dean or, Clatts and Deanie as they're now affectionately known, are the main offenders, stealing the show with their exaggerated gestures and sheer self-indulgence.

Here are 20 officials who got a big too big for their boots...

Related

Gray.jpg

Tweets that footballers have subsequently regretted

shaneduffyredcard.jpg

Blackburn defender scores two own goals, gets sent off: Twitter laughs

Harry Redknapp enjoys the BT Sport App on EE to launch EE's new handset plans (3).JPG

Harry Redknapp on the art of managing difficult players

More

Neymar is already doing absolutely obscene things at PSG

What an outrageous goal

by Tom Victor
21 Aug 2017

Sergio Ramos just mercilessly destroyed Lionel Messi

Best in the world? Go fetch mate

by Carl Anka
17 Aug 2017

The 25 best forgotten Premier League goals of all time

Sorry, but these are all better than that Bergkamp goal

by Tom Victor
15 Aug 2017

The Premier League could make the transfer change we've all been after

Fi-na-lly

by Tom Victor
15 Aug 2017

This ref-cam video from Real Madrid's recent game is very, very cool

Shows just how impossible their job is

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

Mo Farah is ditching his name for his new career as a marathon runner

Retiring from track and retiring his name

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

The 50 greatest José Mourinho quotes

Not short of self-confidence

by Tom Victor
11 Aug 2017

Which new Premier League signings will flop this season?

Who'll be a hit and who will be shit?

by Sam Diss
11 Aug 2017

Brutally honest stereotypes about every Premier League team's fans

Who are ya? Who are ya? Who are ya?

by Sam Diss
10 Aug 2017

You have to watch this astonishing 15-second own goal

The other team doesn't even touch the ball

by Tom Victor
10 Aug 2017