Revealed The Football Teams Every Premier League Referee Supports

ANTHONY TAYLOR copped a load of flak from a former referees’ chief and a section of Liverpool fans for daring to be appointed for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool.

Because the Wythenshaw man lives just six miles from Old Trafford, Keith Hackett highlighted there could be problems with him officiating and a number of Anfield fans are up in arms on Twitter.

Anthony Taylor lives just six miles from Old Trafford but does not support Man UnitedCredit: Getty ImagesFor the record, Taylor supports lowly Altringham, making his involvement in the clash irrelevant.

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But the Premier League set a dangerous precedent back in April last season when they stopped Kevin Friend from running Tottenham’s game at Stoke City because he supported Spurs’ title rivals Leicester.

At the start of every season The Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) asks all of its referees where they live and who they support. They then select their matches accordingly.

Here’s the latest list of where each referee lives and who they support:

MARTIN ATKINSON, from Bradford, supports LEEDS UNITED

STUART ATTWELL, from Nuneaton, supports LUTON

MARK CLATTENBURG, from Consett, County Durham, supportsNEWCASTLE UNITED

Mark Clattenburg has tattoos of the big finals he has coveredCredit: Getty ImagesMIKE DEAN, from Wirral, supports TRANMERE

ROGER EAST, from Wiltshire, supports no one but occasionally watches SALISBURY FC


SIMON HOOPER, from Wiltshire, supports SWINDON

MIKE JONES, from Chester, supports CHESTER

ROBERT MADLEY, from Wakefield, supports HUDDERSFIELD

Andre Marriner has to reveal where he lives and who he supportsCredit: Getty ImagesANDRE MARRINER, from Birmingham, supports ASTON VILLA

LEE MASON, from Bolton, supports BOLTON WANDERERS

JON MOSS, from Sunderland, supports SUNDERLAND