Sport Racing Santander speak to the referee after refusing to contest their Copa del Rey quarter-final due to unpaid wages

They lined up on the pitch against Real Sociedad, but then refused to contest the ball

Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has accused Sale Sharks of cheating

Leicester Tigers 30 Sale Sharks 23: Director of rugby Richard Cockerill accuses Sale of purposely 'cheating' at the scrum

But opposite number Steve Diamond hits back saying that's 'fine' coming from someone such as Cockerill who has a history of issues with referees

Leicester Tigers wing Adam Thompstone scores a try in their victory over Sale Sharks

Leicester Tigers 30 Sale Sharks 23 match report: First half performance enough to see champions home despite valiant fightback

Tigers led 20-6 at half-time before Sale mounted a brave but unsuccessful comeback

Tom Huddlestone said he would not cut his hair until he scored for Hull

Hull City 6 Fulham 0 match report: Tom Huddlestone a cut above the rest

Steve Bruce hails a ‘masterclass’ performance from his midfielder, who can finally visit his barber

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rages on the sidelines during his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers claims his criticism of Lee Mason was not an attack on the referee's integrity

Rodgers speaks to clarify his comments made after the narrow defeat at the Etihad Stadium where he openly questioned the appointment of a Greater Manchester-born official

Alan Pardew has praised his side's strength in depth following the 5-1 victory over Stoke

Newcastle United 5 Stoke City 1: Alan Pardew praises strength in depth as crushing victory keeps them in European contention

Newcastle responded from going a goal down to put five past nine-man Stoke

The FA are looking into comments made by Brendan Rodgers after he furiously criticised referee Lee Mason for his decisions in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: FA to look into comments made by Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers following referee criticism

Rodgers was left furious with a number of decisions made by referee Lee Mason and criticised the allowance of him to officiate the match given his Greater Manchester heritage

Manchester City's match-winner Alvaro Negredo (top) celebrates with his fellow goalscorer Vincent Kompany at the Etihad

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers fumes over ‘horror’ refereeing

Liverpool manager was indignant about Mason’s performance, with the wrong decision to rule out a Sterling first half goal one of number of calls he felt contributed to a 'horrendous' performance

Adnan Januzaj celebrates his goal

Hull v Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj following route of Cristiano Ronaldo

The youngster has burst onto the scene this season

Peter Crouch celebrates scoring the winner for Stoke City against Aston Villa

Stoke City 2 Aston Villa 1 match report: Strictly business as Peter Crouch leads out-of-step Villa a merry dance

Villa's solid start to the season is in danger of unravelling after latest defeat

A referee uses vanishing spray

World Cup 2014: Referees will use 'vanishing spray' in Brazil

The technology helps officials battling to keep players creeping forward at free-kicks

Goalscorers Patrice Evra and Ashley Young celebrate making the semi-finals

Stoke City 0 Manchester United 2 match report: Patrice Evra and Ashley Young supply the thunder as United reach semi-finals amid dreadful weather

Conditions can't stop David Moyes' men setting up meeting with Sunderland

Television camera's caught Jack Wilshere making a gesture towards the Manchester City fans

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere contests two-game FA ban for offensive hand gesture made towards Manchester City fans

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted a Football Association charge for an offensive hand gesture made towards Manchester City fans, but has contested the mandatory two-match ban. The case will be heard by a disciplinary commission today.

Television camera's caught Jack Wilshere making a gesture towards the Manchester City fans

Jack Wilshere charged: Arsenal midfield faces ban for gesture made at Manchester City fans

The England international will likely be banned for one game if found guilty

Munster celebrate after their late victory over Perpignan

Perpignan 17 Munster 18: Last-gasp try from JJ Hanrahan rescues Munster from jaws of defeat in thrilling finish

Perpignan looked to have secured a late win through Tommaso Benvenuti's effort by Hahrahan came off the bench to score with time expired

Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez battles with Maribor's Damjan Bohar

Maribor 2 Wigan Athletic 1: Uwe Rosler hoping to take positives out of Europa League exit

Rosler was in charge of the Latics for the first time but despite taking the lead, a Chris McCann red card changed the game and paved their way to their European exit

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