Down Fred went and the ref blew his whistle, piercing Croatian hearts as he pointed to the penalty spot.
The home team eked out a win in the World Cup opening match, with a little help from the Japanese ref.
The ref selection could be streamlined if FIFA bought into a single proposal: make sure the World Cup referees are professionals.
There is, perhaps, a natural tendency to blame the ref when things don't go well.
Williams, enraged by the call, spewed a few nasty comments at the ref.
So ref returned to Norway and slew his opponent, who refused to pay the wager.
My inexperience became only too apparent when I told the men that I had "just beat the ref."
I'll introduce them: Please meet Marie, my very little daughter, and ref, my very big reflex camera.
ref hasn't changed any more than my interest in writing these books for you.
The front row could see the lips of the ref moving but none could hear the words, nor even imagine.
A referee (1899+)
: I started reffing basketball in southern Illinois in 1957 (1929+)