Mark Halsey will not referee Premier League game this weekend following Callum McManaman incident
Ref failed to spot the Wigan player's challenge on Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Mark Halsey, the official who did not send off Callum McManaman for his high tackle on Massadio Haidara, has not been given a Barclays Premier League game to referee this weekend.
Halsey did not issue a red card to Wigan striker McManaman during his side's 2-1 win over Newcastle on March 17 because, he said later, his view of the challenge on Haidara was blocked.
Because of the international break, this weekend will be the first round of Premier League fixtures since the incident, and Halsey's only top-flight outing will be as the fourth official for Reading's trip to Arsenal.
McManaman's tackle was greeted with outrage, but could not be punished in retrospect by the Football Association because one of Halsey's two assistants saw the incident, provoking a debate about the merits of disciplinary system.
Halsey will referee Friday's npower League One game between Coventry and Doncaster.
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