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There was a shortage of match officials for the Premier League game at Wembley Stadium.
Spurs hosted Huddersfield this afternoon with the game getting off to a bizarre start.
Original match referee Mike Jones was forced out of his officiating duty after picking up a knock in the warm-up.
As a a result, fourth official Kevin Friend filled the refereeing void.
It meant the league fixture now needed a new fourth official.
So, a message went around the ground via a tannoy announcement asking for a qualified official to step forward.
Among the crowd was a match official who offered his services. But, ultimately, he wasn't needed after Jones limped to the touchline, acting as fourth official while sitting down on a chair.
The Wembley tannoy asking for a qualified referee in the crowd. That's because fourth official Kevin Friend has stepped in for Mike Jones as referee after he injured himself in the warm-up. So now they need another back-up.- Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) March 3, 2018
Wembley tannoy announcement asking for any qualified referees in crowd. Needed on stand-by after Mike Jones pulls calf in warm-up and Kevin Friend steps up from 4th #TOTHUD- Johnny Phillips (@SkyJohnnyP) March 3, 2018
Our ref Mike Jones sat on a chair on the touchline - he was injured in the warm up, so my friend Kevin Friend is in charge now pic.twitter.com/MRJdAjDPZD- Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) March 3, 2018
The game continued as usual without any delays despite the refereeing drama.