Originally Posted by Florya
I know it's not much consolation but Stiles has been dropped for a week after his bizarre decisions on Sunday.
I think that he must be the only person in the country that didn't think he was showing a second yellow to Essien.
you know what, the referees chief spokesman or something was on the radio today explaining that he'd called Benitez and apologised, and that Rob Stiles would be apologising to him too. Doesnt happen every time a ref or linesman gets something catastrophically wrong (See Pedro Mendes' goal that never was against Man U at Old Trafford a couple of years ago)