Sunday, September 26, 2010

They Should Have Sent A Poet

Kicking Back is refraining from comment except to thank the provider of this article.

Soccer referee arrested in traffic incident

METHUEN — A soccer referee on his way to officiate a game at the Tenney School field was arrested after he refused to stop for a police officer and yelled obscenities Wednesday afternoon, police said.

School Resource Officer Michael Farelli was assisting the crossing guard with the lower school dismissal on Pleasant Street about 3:15 p.m. when an SUV driven by a man later identified as Joel Silverman, 55, of Nashua, N.H. pulled next to him and yelled out the window "who the (expletive's) car is this and why is it parked there?" ...

Full story continues here, courtesy of the Eagle Tribune.


  1. The referee in question is currently banned for life by USSF and MYSA.

  2. Well there you go. Referees can be "sent off" for unsavory conduct as well.

    From the flood of reports coming in (Eagle Tribune included), if all are true, it would appear this was not unexpected result.