Nigel Owens is furious after football referee is suspended

A referee has been suspended for three weeks for deciding a Women’s Super League kick-off with a game of rocks, paper, scissors instead of a coin toss.

David McNamara made the error before Manchester City’s home game against Reading on 26 October after leaving his coin in the dressing room.

The Football Association said he “accepted a charge of ‘not acting in the best interests of the game”.

Popular rugby referee Nigel Owens was furious at the decision, saying it lacked common sense.

He tweeted: “A bit of common sense is needed surely.

“If both captains were happy to do it then why not. I did it with Blues v Ospreys and NZ v Barbarians on the request of the captain’s. I obliged as a bit of fun is what’s needed sometimes.

“Life is to short smile & have fun.”

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