Referee, Gary Bailey was forced to make the extraordinary decision recently. He had to give a parrot a red card…! A parrot called ‘Me-Tu’ – who often watches matches from the confines of his cage – insisted on making an ass of itself during a tense cup tie between Hatfield Town and Hertford Heath.The ill mannered bird refused to stop imitating his whistle.!
The bird’s whistling continually forced players from both sides to stop play.The red card was inevitable.
“I’ve never known anything like it in my career,” Bailey said. “It was a big game and there were quiet a lot of people there. “Every time I blew my whistle, the bird made the same sound. The players all stopped so I had to ask to move the parrot to the stands. I’ve sent a few people off in my time but never a parrot.”…………………..!!!
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