Ref in Portsmouth-bashing shock

Last updated : 06 December 2003 By Alex Dale
Acting well within his job description, Poll said: “The behaviour of the fans was inexcusable.

“This is the first time I have ever had to cut short a period of silence. I have refereed Liverpool v Everton and Newcastle v Sunderland but none of them have been like that during a minute’s silence.”

Although it was disgraceful that a small section of Portsmouth fans booed during the silence, it's harsh to tar all the fans with the same brush.

Some might say that Poll's performance as the referee was inexcusable, but not I, as I'm obliged to stay professional.