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Referees’ body condemns abuse of Michael Oliver and his family

• PGMOL statement after text messages sent to official’s wife• Juventus goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon repeats criticism of OliverThe Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has condemned the abuse directed at referee Michael Oliver and his wife Lucy following the Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Juventus.Oliver awarded Real a decisive 93rd-minute penalty in Wednesday’s quarter-final and was subsequently criticised by Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and parts of the Italian media. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Sunday, 15 April