Bobby Madley returns to referee in England after discussions with PGMOL because he agrees to attend the discrimination workshop after looting mocking of a disabled person
- Bobby Madley returns to the referee in England for the first time in two years
- He was fired after he sent a video to mock a disabled person to a friend
- He will return to the League One and Two level referee from the beginning of next season
Bobby Madley returns to the Football League referee next season, despite being fired by the Premier League for making a joke about a disabled person, a punishment he labeled “disproportionate to the act.”
Madley was fired by PGMOL chief Mike Riley in 2018 and moved to Norway, where he has been a referee ever since.
But from August Madley takes part in the national list of referees and takes over the games in League One and League Two. He will spend the rest of this season playing non-League games.
Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley is ready to return to the officers in England
The 34-year-old, who agreed to attend a FA anti-discrimination workshop, said: “I’ve been out of the Premier League for what will be two years in the new season, so a return to that level was never a possibility. With the introduction of VAR and the many missed hours of training, it would not have been reasonable to expect that.
‘Like every referee, I have a desire to perform at my best and to achieve the best I can. I still have dreams that I thought were dead, but they live very badly for me now. I am sorry that my actions were far below the professional standard that was expected of me – but having the opportunity to cash in on myself is an opportunity, journey and challenge that I am looking forward to. “
In December, Madley talked about the “dark joke” that cost him his job, which he said he responded to a newspaper article that claimed he was overweight.
“The full page and headline of” Blobby Bobby “may seem funny to some, but believe me, being embarrassed in a national newspaper is not a pleasant feeling,” he wrote.
“While I was in my car with my phone in my hand, someone walked past in front of me who had a walking disorder. The next part I’m ashamed of. I took a six-second movie, I didn’t say anything.
Madley was fired by the PGMOL after he sent a video to mock a disabled person to a friend
“In the video I wrote:” Fuk, I have a chance to win the race of the parents this year “. From the context, I accept that this is embarrassing. I accept that. However, it was my intention that the joke was aimed at myself.
“I sent it as a private text to someone I trusted. Someone who understood the context of previous comments about the sports day and was aware of the shame I had received.
“I’m sorry I took the video, I’m sorry I sent that video, and although it was a joke with a dark sense of humor, it was exactly that. A joke.’
Madley was then fired. “At that time my world fell apart,” he said in December. “Although I absolutely recognize the importance of an employer who takes discrimination seriously, as they did, it still surprises me today. I will never be able to accept that the decision taken was necessary or proportionate to the action. “