Premier League referee Bobby Madley quits

Premier League referee Bobby Madley quits after relocating ‘due to change in his personal circumstances’

  • Bobby Madley did not officiate during the opening Premier League weekend
  • Professional Game Match Officials Limited have confirmed he has left his job
  • Madley has ‘decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances’
  • The 32-year-old took charge of the 2017 Community Shield at Wembley Stadium

Premier League referee Bobby Madley has quit his job just one game into the new season.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) on Thursday announced the 32-year-old referee had left his role.

Madley, who was one of the 18 full-time professional referees, has officiated 91 matches in the Premier League since 2013 but was not involved during the first weekend of this season.

Premier League referee Bobby Madley has quit ‘due to a change in his personal circumstances’

Madley chats with then Arsenal manager on the touchline during a game with Crystal Palace

A PGMOL statement said: ‘Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL.

‘We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances.’

Madley refereed the 2017 Community Shield at Wembley before overseeing 18 Premier League matches last season.


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