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Fans are calling for another referee to be demoted from the Premier League after Anthony Taylor punishment

Fans are calling for another referee to be demoted from the Premier League after Anthony Taylor punishment

Anthony Taylor will not be officiating in the Premier League this weekend

Fans are calling for another Premier League referee to be demoted after Anthony Taylor’s punishment.

Ahead of this weekend’s fixtures in the Premier League, referee Taylor has been demoted to the Championship on the back of his error during Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United last weekend.

Taylor awarded a penalty to Newcastle after Wolves forward Hwang Hee-Chan was deemed to have caught Fabian Schar when attempting to clear the ball.

Wolves boss Gary O'Neil subsequently described the penalty decision as “scandalous”.

This weekend, Taylor has been assigned to officiate the Championship clash between Preston North End and Coventry on Saturday.

On Sunday, Taylor will be on VAR duties as newly-promoted Luton Town welcome Liverpool to Kenilworth Road.

On the back of this news, fans have now called for fellow Premier League referee Michael Oliver to be demoted from the top flight.

One said: “Michael Oliver should follow suit. Two of the absolute most atrocious referees in football. Only Cekir is worse. They have all singlehandedly ruined so many games.”

Another tweeted: “Can Michael Oliver go too?”

A third fan added: “Michael Oliver should be next.”


Someone else wrote: “Anthony Taylor has been demoted to the championship and Michael Oliver is trending because people are saying he should follow. That shows the poor state of EPL officiating.”

Whilst a fifth commented: “I wish Michael Oliver follows him to the Championship.”

The standards of refereeing in the Premier League have been heavily scrutinised this season after a string of huge errors, including Luis Diaz’s wrongly disallowed goal and the failure to award Wolves a penalty after a foul by Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana.

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Topics: Premier League, Football, Fan Reactions