David McNamara: Rock, paper, scissors referee backed by hundreds of colleagues

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David McNamara also operates as an official in the EFL

Hundreds of referees have risked being charged with breaching rules by using a rock, paper, scissors protest to support banned official David McNamara.

The referees used the game instead of a coin toss before grassroots matches over the weekend.

McNamara was suspended for three weeks by the Football Association for using rock, paper, scissors before a Women’s Super League match last month.

“A lot of us were thinking of David,” referee Ryan Hampson told BBC Sport.

“We wanted to show solidarity.”

Hampson, 19, used rock, paper, scissors at a match