Ref Halsey DROPPED to League One after Haidara horror tackle at Wigan
01:43 GMT, 26 March 2013
07:59 GMT, 26 March 2013
Mark Halsey, the official who did not send off Callum McManaman for his high tackle on Massadio Haidara, has not been given a Barclays Premier League game to referee this weekend.
Halsey did not issue a red card to Wigan striker McManaman during his side's 2-1 win over Newcastle on March 17 because, he said later, his view of the challenge on Haidara was blocked.
Shocker: Halsey failed to punish Wigan's Callum McManaman for this 'challenge' on Massadio Haidara
Dropped: Halsey will take charge of Friday's League One clash between Coventry and Doncaster
Because of the international break, this weekend will be the first round of Premier League fixtures since the incident, and Halsey's only top-flight outing will be as the fourth official for Reading's trip to Arsenal.
McManaman's tackle was greeted with outrage, but could not be punished in retrospect by the Football Association because one of Halsey's two assistants saw the incident, provoking a debate about the merits of disciplinary system.
Halsey will referee Friday's npower League One game between Coventry and Doncaster.