Linesman Who Urged Lescott to Applaud ‘£62’ City Fans Axed from FA Cup Duty: The Nightly EPL

The assistant referee who urged Joleon Lescott to take his Manchester City teammates over to the away section at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to thank the City supporters who paid an exorbitant £62 for each ticket has been axed by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, the board that assigns refs and assistants to fixtures.

Assistant ref John Brooks has been removed from the midweek FA Cup replay between West Brom and QPR.

The decision is absolutely awful. Brooks said something that should have been applauded. Standing up for the common supporter. Instead, his common sense words have got him into trouble. Unbelievable.

If you missed what Brooks said, watch this video:

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