Ref blames drugs not drink

[OFF THE POST] An English referee whose Sunday league game was called off amid accusations that he was inebriated has denied that booze was the problem. "I hadn't been drinking,” referee Steve Hurrell told the Scarborough Evening News. "I'm currently on some strong pain-killing tablets which make me go dizzy and have fits -- I can't remember what the pills are called."

The game between Cayton and the Sun Inn had to be abandoned in the second half.

"On Saturday night I went out and had a few drinks, I couldn’t say how many." said Hurrell. “But I’d definitely not been drinking on the Sunday. I shouldn’t have taken the pills and then done the match – when you’re running about they really affect you and cause dizziness and small fits."

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