Refrees have a hard time as it is during matches. The intense pressure that they are put under by the players as well as the crowd makes their job a very tough one indeed. Every once in a while there are some refereeing decisions that have massive consequences. Here are some of the most infamous refereeing decisions of all time.
5) Andre Marriner – Keiran Gibbs Red Card vs Chelsea 2014
The case of mistaken identity is not a very common mistake that happens in football. But when Arsenal visited Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Andre Marriner managed to succeed in one of the biggest goof ups in recent memory.
Eden Hazard took a shot at goal which was blocked by Alex Oxalde Chamberlien by his hand. A certain red card. Only it was not the Ox that was sent off but his Arsenal collegue, Keiran Gibbs !
In a bizarre turn of events, television cameras caught Alex telling Marriner that it was him but the ref refused to change his decision. Arsene Wenger was managing his 1000th game for Arsenal and even he was at a loss to explain what was going on the pitch.What was Marriner thinking?
Only Andre Marriner knows what he was thinking when he made one of the biggest howlers among refereeing decisions !