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Referee Aaron Johnson let the power of running a football match go to his head during Yeovil Town vs. Bromley.
He inexplicably sent off every Yeovil ball boy in their Conference Premier fixture against Bromley on Saturday.
Johnson deemed the ball boys too slow as they handed the ball back to Bromley players.
In the 84th minute, when Yeovil were leading 3-1, the referee sent off one of their ball boys. A minute later, he subsequently sent them all off after consulting with a steward in a bizarre incident.
The West Country club took to social media to express their dismay and confusion at the mass sending offs.
"84 ' The referee has, no joke, just sent off one of our ball boys," the club posted, before providing an update on the situation.
84 ' The referee has, no joke, just sent off one of our ball boys...
- Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) September 28, 2019
"85 ' Update: he's dismissed all of them," they wrote on Twitter.
Needless to say, Johnson removing Yeovil's ball boys from the match got fans talking online:
@jonnypurchase I see the ref sent all the ball boys off at Yeovil today...
- David Thaxton (@YoungThacko) September 28, 2019
English football at its very finest pic.twitter.com/x4kfgqx6ql
- Will (@willreyner) September 28, 2019
In Yeovil Town's game with Bromley today, the referee sent off ALL of the Yeovil ball boys.
He then had to run to the touchline to get a spare ball... because he sent off all the ball boys.
- Niall McCaughan (@niallpfc) September 28, 2019
Some banter at the yeovil game ref sent off the ball boys must have been scenes and then some haha
- Gearóid Galavan (@ggalavan) September 28, 2019
Bizarre moment at Huish Park as a ball boy is removed by stewards after failing to give the ball back to Bromley's Sam Wood. Wood smiling but ref not impressed and spoke to stewards. Big cheer for the ball boy from the Yeovil fans as he walked off #YTFC
- Tom Seymour (@tomseyms) September 28, 2019
Yeovil went onto win the game 3-1 thanks to goals from Adam Smith, an own-goal from Marc-Anthony Okoye and Charlie Lee.