Premier League stand down second official in a week after Andy Robertson elbow incident
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A second match official has been dropped from the upcoming set of Premier League fixtures after Constantine Hatzidakis was stood down following an incident in the match between Liverpool and Arsenal.
Hatzidakis allegedly 'elbowed' Liverpool defender Andy Robertson during the half-time interval of the Reds' clash against Arsenal on Sunday.
The assistant referee reprised his role for the remainder of the game, but the PGMOL - who select officials for Premier League and EFL games - announced on Monday that he would not officiate any further games while an investigation into the incident took place.
A PGMOL statement read: "PGMOL will not be appointing Constantine Hatzidakis to fixtures in any of the competitions it serves whilst the FA investigates the incident involving the assistant referee and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at Anfield."
Now, it has been confirmed that a second official will not be on Premier League duty this weekend.
Premier League referee dropped for upcoming fixtures
The team of officials appointed for that fixture were criticised for not awarding Brighton several key decisions in the match.
The PGMOL issued the Seagulls with an apology after failing to award them a penalty, and Salisbury has now been stood down as a result.
However, the 37-year-old did take charge of Monday's Championship fixture between Huddersfield and Blackburn, which ended 2-2.
The match referee from the controversial Tottenham vs Brighton clash, Stuart Attwell, was also criticised for not awarding a penalty to the Seagulls for a perceived foul on Kaoru Mitoma, despite being in the line of view of the incident.
Attwell, who became the youngest official in Premier League history in 2008, has been made available for the upcoming fixtures.