Thomson ReutersSeptember 16, 2013 14:59
LONDON (Reuters) - Referees could be driven to commit suicide because of the abuse they receive in stadiums and social media, according to former Premier League official Mark Halsey.
Saturation coverage of every major incident in top flight games has put huge pressure on referees and Halsey fears some could reach breaking point.
"The game is in the gutter. A top referee is under scrutiny as never before," Halsey, who once received vile abuse on Twitter, said in The Sun on Monday.