Irish Referee Trolls New England Patriots

Irish Referee Trolls New England Patriots
By Paul Ring

NFL fans and fans of the Super Bowl winning New England Patriots in particular are well aware of the continuing fall-out from the Patriots 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game last season.

The Colts alleged after the game that the Patriots were using deflated footballs and after much rumour and conjecture it eventually emerged that the Colts had tipped the NFL off about their concerns before the game and that the majority of football used by the Patriots were in fact under inflated by anywhere between 1 and 2 PSI per football.

Both Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady furiously denied any wrong doing and the NFL dispatched lawyer Ted Wells to investigate - an investigation that is farcically. still ongoing.

That takes us to last night and the meeting of the New England Revolution and the San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS which ended a 2-1 win for the Revolution. Cork native Alan Kelly - who moved to the MLS last year, was fourth official for the game and wanted to reassure fans he was on the case with regards to ball pressure.


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