'If They Carry On Like This At The Age Of 16, God Knows What They'll Be Like When They Become Men'

A bizarre referee's report from a 1993 Dublin football match has been unearthed


"Good hard game of football."

Well, that's an understatement, if this recently unearthed ref's report is to be believed.

Spotted on Reddit, the ref reported that he was called a series of unpleasant names – "blind bollox" being a particular standout – in what he said was the worst display of behaviour he'd seen in his 10 years on the job.

Check out the infamous report below.


To be fair, this is only one side of the story, and the players probably have a very different take on this whole affair – so if were there on that day, some 22 years ago, get in touch on news@lovindublin.com – we'd love to hear from you!

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Seán Kenehan

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