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Former referees' chief criticises 'appalling' Premier League standards

Former referees' boss Keith Hackett claims officiating standards in the Premier League are "appalling".

Hackett, 70, has named five current top-flight referees who should be removed at the end of the season. In addition he wants boss Mike Riley to step down from his job.

Hackett said: "It is the level of performance on the field of play I am complaining about and I see standards falling. Over the Christmas period it reached standards that were bordering on appalling."

This clip was taken from 5 live Sport on Monday 6 January 2015.

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