CL Final - Final linesman denies Barca bias (Finally removed from game)

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  1. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    Final linesman denies Barca bias

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    One of the linesmen for the Champions League final has protested his impartiality after being photographed in a Barcelona shirt on Monday.

    Norwegian Ole Hermann Borgan wore the shirt for a photoshoot with his local newspaper, Drammens Tidende.

    "There is no reason to doubt my impartiality - I don't support either of the teams," Borgan said.

    Uefa has no plans to replace Borgan for the final in Paris on Wednesday, a spokesperson told BBC Sport.

    Arsenal have refused to comment on the story before their manager, Arsene Wenger, gives his pre-match news conference at 1645 BST on Tuesday.

    The newspaper wanted Borgan to wear both Arsenal and Barcelona shirts for the photoshoot, according to its sports editor Per Jan Brekke.

    There is an unwritten rule that officials must not do anything which will cast doubt on their impartiality

    Rune Pedersen
    Norway's referees' chief

    But the official found out he only owned a Barca shirt - and this was the picture that appeared in Tuesday's edition of the paper.

    "It was both insensitive and stupid of me. I did not think deeply enough about the situation and the consequences when I was asked to dress up in the shirt," Borgan said.

    The officials for the final will all be Norwegian, with Terje Hauge the main man in charge. Steinar Holvik and Borgan will run the lines.

    "We are on our way to Paris to do a good job - nothing more, nothing less," Borgan said.

    Norway's referees chief, Rune Pedersen, agreed that Borgan had been unwise to pose in the shirt.

    "There is an unwritten rule that officials must not do anything which will cast doubt on their impartiality," he said.
  2. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    Re: CL Final - Final linesman denies Barca bias

    This in my opinion is a disgrace, the lino should be shot...sorry replaced for tomorrow's game ;)
  3. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Re: CL Final - Final linesman denies Barca bias

    Why don't they just replace him? if there is any doubt at all - he should be replaced - What a dick!

    This could be good for us though, he will be extra careful when awarding Barca any advantage, or he will be labelled a Cheat!!!
  4. bebo

    bebo Looking for a Manager

    25 July 2005
    Arsenal Thread
    The Arsenal FC
    Re: CL Final - Final linesman denies Barca bias

    In the light of referees these days....Fairplay should start with them First
  5. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Re: CL Final - Final linesman denies Barca bias

    So he's not allowed to have a life then? :roll:
  6. kel

    kel Nur der HSV

    7 May 2003
    Hamburg, Germany
    Hamburger SV
  7. sienkiewicz

    sienkiewicz AglioEoliO - PesBrasil

    24 April 2004
    Sao Paulo
    S.C.Corinthians Paulista
    Re: CL Final - Final linesman denies Barca bias

    Rsss, Maybe he´ll get a ticket for the game now? :D

    Dalhe Barça!
  8. what a funny picture :D
  9. pk9

    pk9 Did you Say BOOTS - Pk

    9 January 2004
    in the boots thread
    Lille, de oranje!
    who knows he could have allowed henry to be active offside :p
  10. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Well at least Arsenal fans won't have an excuse when they get humped tonight.

  11. finn1986

    finn1986 Champion of the world

    10 July 2005
    Manchester United
    Hahaha... i think it's more about fair play.. To ensure both team equal fairness.. I'm sure you barcelona fans also don't wish to see The referee wearing Arsenal Kit.
  12. total

    total International

    10 December 2005
    Arsenal/OGC Nice
    And what's he doing with the Portugal shirt underneath Barca's?

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