Clancy hit with 4 game ban for referee comments

Article by Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS.

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Drogheda United manager, Tim Clancy may be regretting his choice of words this afternoon as the promotion chasing First Division manager was hit with a crippling four-game touchline ban, following recent comments he made about match officials to the national press.

Having been disappointingly knocked out of the FAI Cup in the round of 16 at home to European hopefuls Waterford FC, Clancy stated officials in the First Division are "the most arrogant people I've ever met in football in my life".

While the standard of officiating has been a keenly contested debate all season long among followers of the domestic game, it would seem Clancy’s comments have been viewed as over stepping the mark by the powers that be and the “Drogs” boss may now end the season watching his team from the stands.

Such a ban could not have come at a worse time for the rookie manager with Drogheda United’s season effectively coming down to this Friday’s visit of Longford Town to United Park. The County Louth outfit currently lie just a single point behind the Midlanders and with just two games remaining in the regular First Division season, defeat would end Drogheda’s quest for promotion back to the Premier Division having been relegated last season.