Anthony Taylor the English Premier League referee who has been under controversy for the recent matches has now been relegated to the EFL Championship. Anthony Taylor has been a Premier League referee since 2010 and is also a FIFA referee since 2013.
What is it?
Anthony Taylor relegation to the EFL Championship. The Premier League referee will not officiate an EPL match this weekend. The FA has decided that he will now officiate the match between Preston and Coventry this weekend.
Has Anthony Taylor been demoted to championship?
Yes. Anthony Taylor has been relegated to the EFL Championship effective this weekend November 3 2023.
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Why has Anthony Taylor been relegated to the Championship?
Anthony Taylor has been relegated to the EFL Championship because of the controversial decision he made in the match between Wolves and Newcastle last weekend. The referee wrongly awarded Newcastle a penalty for a challenge by Hwang Hee-Chan on Newcastle’s Fabian Schar.
Fans across the world were outraged with the penalty decision which was also ratified by VAR and Newcastle scored the penalty to go ahead of Wolves before half-time.
Wolves managed to come back and snatch a 2-2 draw but the penalty decision raised eyebrows everywhere in the football world.
Many fans are now happy with the decision to demote Anthony Taylor to the Championship based on the controversial decisions he has made before. His performance has had question marks recently and the Football Association of England after deeming his performance not fit, have pushed him down the ranks.
What other controversial decision has Anthony Taylor made?
Other than the Wolves’ game, Anthony Taylor came under fire for the decision he made in the match between Arsenal and Manchester United. The referee awarded a penalty to Arsenal which was eventually overturned by VAR while United score what seemed to be the winner only to be overturned by VAR.