Stuart Attwell has been demoted from the Select Group of Referees, who are in charge of Premiership games, after a four year stint marred with controversy. It has been reported that Attwell and former official Mike Riley, now manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMO), who govern top-flight referees, made a ‘mutual decision’ regarding Attwell’s future.

In an official statement, Riley said, ‘Throughout his career in the Select Group, Stuart has demonstrated great courage and mental strength in responding to the challenges that he has faced’. Riley added, ‘PGMOL sincerely hopes

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