Saturday, March 3, 2012

Referee bans deaf player

A soccer ref told a deaf footballer in the UK to get off the field because he wore "dangerous" hearing aids. Early in the second half of a game in South Yorkshire between the Masons Arms and Pewter Pot, referee Gary Mellor spotted the hearing aids on Craig Beech and halted play. Beech offered to cover up the hearing aids, but that wasn't good enough for Mellor. Beech's team, the Masons Arms, refused to continue without Beech. He has played more than 100 matches stretching out over six seasons without any problem.