Complaints Regarding Wolfgang Stark's Officiating Could Sideline The Football Referee
UEFA's Technical Committee on Arbitration has decided that German referee Wolfgang Stark will not officiate any more Champions League games this season "due to technical errors during the game between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona" on April 2, which ended in a 2-2 draw, according to EL PERIODICO. The decision "comes days after a formal complaint that Barcelona filed to UEFA" (EL PERIODICO, 4/9). UEFA has reportedly denied suggestions that Stark "will not referee again" this season, according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN FC. Esports 3 claimed that Stark "had been 'put in the freezer' by UEFA's Referees Committe," but Mundo Deportivo later said on Tuesday that Stark has not been definitively removed from consideration for further Champions league matches this season" (ESPN FC, 4/9).