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The Autobiography of a Maori

A Referee Ordered Off

A Referee Ordered Off

A junior game of football was being played at Tikitiki, and, somehow or other, the referee's ruling did not please one side and therefore one might naturally conclude that it must please the other side. However, during a stop in the progress of the game, the two skippers met for a brief talk while the referee stood with his whistle in his hand ready to re-start the game.page 139As he stood, the two skippers approached him and told him that both teams had decided to order him off the field; and off the field he went.