Bobby Madley to referee in England again two years after sacking

Offensive joke cost official his Premier League role
‘I have learned from this and feel better and stronger’

Bobby Madley, here sending off Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori at Liverpool in April 2016, mocked a disabled man in a video shared with his employer.

The referee Bobby Madley is to return to English football next season, two years after losing his job as a Premier League official due to an offensive joke.

The 34-year-old revealed he had accepted a suggestion to become a national list referee from this summer, which might qualify him to require charge of matches in Leagues One and Two. Madley will officiate non-league matches for the rest of this season. judi bola terbaik

“Like any referee I even have the will to perform at my best and to realize the simplest I can,” Madley wrote on his blog, therefereesword. “I skills hard that road is to referee at the highest but I even have the will and keenness to figure hard to realize my potential whatever which will be. I still have dreams that i assumed were dead except for me they’re now considerably alive.”

Madley was faraway from the Premier League list of referees in August 2018 after a video of him mocking a disabled man was shared together with his employer, the PGMOL. Last year he described it as a personal joke taken out of context but accepted it had been “badly misjudged”.

“I haven’t tried to make a case for my actions of 2018,” Madley wrote in his latest post. “I haven’t looked responsible anyone but myself. i’m not pleased with my actions in 2018 and that i have learned from this and feel i’m a far better and stronger person for it.

“PGMOL addressed what they considered a discriminatory act within the strongest way. There are often no criticism for that and that i haven’t sought to try to to anything aside from respect the choice and to find out from it as an individual . I can only thank them for having the power to forgive, recognise that one naive moment doesn’t define an individual and offer me a second chance to try to to what i really like to try to to .”

Since losing his job Madley has refereed in Norway, where he has been living. He revealed that a part of his rehabilitation had been assisted by Terje Hauge, the Norwegian referee who attained notoriety in 2006 when he received death threats for sending off Chelsea’s Asier del Horno during a Champions League defeat by Barcelona.

“Being ready to continue refereeing was the one thing that i used to be ready to keep as a continuing from my life back in England and helped me to retain a way of identity,” Madley wrote. “I cannot speak highly enough of the NFF and … Terje Hauge especially .”

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