Footballer fined for slamming ref - is a ref himself

A HAMPSHIRE grass-roots footballer has been handed a massive fine for setting up a group on social networking site Facebook which criticised a local referee.

And 12 others who posted comments about the match official have also been fined by the Hampshire FA!

Gary Buller – who ironically is also a qualified referee – was given a whopping £125 fine for setting up the discussion group concerning match official Adrian Redding.

That’s a larger fine than the county FA have recently handed out to players who have committed acts of violence on the pitch.

It is also a much larger fine than players who have been found guilty of dissent to a referee’s face during games have been given.

But the Hampshire FA have defended their actions and insist: “It’s not a case of Big Brother watching you.”

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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8:44am Mon 8 Jun 09

Linesman says...

I assume that he did not agree with the current RESPECT campaign!
I assume that he did not agree with the current RESPECT campaign! Linesman
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9:43am Mon 8 Jun 09

Rudd Gillett says...

How can you fine someone for posting on a social networking site? Puzzeled like most things from the Hants FA!
How can you fine someone for posting on a social networking site? Puzzeled like most things from the Hants FA! Rudd Gillett
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10:54am Mon 8 Jun 09

Jon Hankey says...

The Hants FA is the wealthiest FA in the country. I wonder why......
The Hants FA is the wealthiest FA in the country. I wonder why...... Jon Hankey
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11:06am Mon 8 Jun 09

gary buller says...

I started the group as a joke between friends, It has nothing to do with not respecting officials.
I started the group as a joke between friends, It has nothing to do with not respecting officials. gary buller
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11:24am Mon 8 Jun 09

Danholmesthepimp says...

Strange. The group doesn't mention anyone's name, so how can they prove anything?
Strange. The group doesn't mention anyone's name, so how can they prove anything? Danholmesthepimp
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11:26am Mon 8 Jun 09

jammyswine says...

Gary, how did you cope with the "whopping" £125 fine? Must have hurt the pocket, that one!
Gary, how did you cope with the "whopping" £125 fine? Must have hurt the pocket, that one! jammyswine
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11:33am Mon 8 Jun 09

Danholmesthepimp says...

playing under another name is the way to go
playing under another name is the way to go Danholmesthepimp
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11:33am Mon 8 Jun 09

Danholmesthepimp says...

playing under another name is the way to go
playing under another name is the way to go Danholmesthepimp
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11:40am Mon 8 Jun 09

gary buller says...

jammyswine.. yeah it has hurt especially in the current climate we are in, dont think its justified considering its a social network site
jammyswine.. yeah it has hurt especially in the current climate we are in, dont think its justified considering its a social network site gary buller
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1:20pm Mon 8 Jun 09

BrooksoSaints09 says...

Danholmesthepimp wrote:
playing under another name is the way to go
play under the name adrian redding, they'll love that
[quote][p][bold]Danholmesthepimp[/bold] wrote: playing under another name is the way to go[/p][/quote]play under the name adrian redding, they'll love that BrooksoSaints09
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2:07pm Mon 8 Jun 09

G3orgem says...

Danholmesthepimp wrote:
playing under another name is the way to go
Marc Viven Foe
[quote][p][bold]Danholmesthepimp[/bold] wrote: playing under another name is the way to go[/p][/quote]Marc Viven Foe G3orgem
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7:05pm Mon 8 Jun 09

Danholmesthepimp says...

hahahahahaha, thats the thing, I bet 95% of the people in the group don't even know who Adrian Redding is! I didn't
hahahahahaha, thats the thing, I bet 95% of the people in the group don't even know who Adrian Redding is! I didn't Danholmesthepimp
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7:13pm Mon 8 Jun 09

Danholmesthepimp says...

Are there any solicitors out there who want to challenge the FA on this?

We can't let the FA dictate our football careers/lives unfairly like this
Are there any solicitors out there who want to challenge the FA on this? We can't let the FA dictate our football careers/lives unfairly like this Danholmesthepimp
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