Michael Salisbury, has been dropped by refereeing body PGMOL, following the official responsible for controversially failing to award Brighton a deserved penalty during weekend Premier League defeat to Tottenham.
Kaoru Mitoma went down in the Spurs box under a challenge from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg when the score was still 1-1 in a crucial game for the top-four race,
but referee Stuart Attwell waved away appeals for a spot kick.
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Attwell’s decision was then confirmed by VAR official Salisbury, who has been overlooked for the next round of Premier League games as a result.
Salisbury was absent from the list of officials named for this weekend’s 10 league fixtures.
The move comes after his failure to intervene resulted in reports that PGMOL chief Howard Webb apologised to Brighton and admitted that the wrong call had been made.
Attwell has been named as VAR official for Wolves’ home clash with Brentford on Saturday.
It was a tense match as both Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi and Tottenham interim boss Cristian Stellini were sent off after altercations between the two teams’ coaching staffs.