We’ve saved the best for last, our old friend Wolf-Dieter Ahlenfelder. Yes, we’ve mentioned him before but it’s well worth a cut and paste. “It was 8 November 1975 when, in the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen played against Hannover 96,” scene-sets Eberhard Spohd. “The referee Ahlenfelder surprised everyone with some seriously strange decisions – including blowing for half-time after 29 minutes. A linesman indicated his mistake and Ahlenfelder played 16 minutes’ added time. Then, during the half-time interval, he stuck his tongue out at a photographer, and Bremen’s president Böhmert said: ‘For this show we could have charged a higher entrance fee.’ Ahlenfelder of course denied drinking alcohol, but later he admitted that he had ‘several Maltesers’ (a schnaps) before the match. And to make things really clear to the layman, he said: ‘We are men – we don’t drink Fanta’.” … [Read more...] about In which matches have whistle-happy referees blown for time too early?
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