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Halsey dropped from referees' list

March 26, 2013
By ESPN staff
Mark Halsey has been removed from the list of referees for this weekend's Premier League fixtures following his failure to spot Callum McManaman's heavy challenge on Massadio Haidara during Wigan's defeat of Newcastle earlier this month.

Halsey did not even award a free-kick for the tackle, claiming that his view of the incident was blocked by a Newcastle player. The official told the Football Association that he would have awarded a red card to the forward had he spotted it.

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