Hes a shite referee, but retiring like this?
For those who dont know him, hes this man:Death threats force Frisk to retire
Swedish referee Anders Frisk is to retire with immediate effect following a number of threats aimed at him and his family. Bo Karlsson, chairman of Sweden's football referees association, confirmed Frisk's exit from the game but refused to divulge any details of the nature of the threats.
He told the Swedish news agency TT, www.ttt.se: 'I don't want to go into the details, Anders will have to talk about that. 'But the threats have been serious enough. We have spoken and I can confirm he is quitting.' Frisk was in charge of the controversial match between Chelsea and Barcelona in the Champions League last month which saw the Spanish side emerge with a 2-1 first-leg victory. After the game Blues boss Jose Mourinho accused his Barcelona counterpart Frank Rijkaard of speaking to Frisk in his dressing room at half-time. Chelsea were also unhappy with the red card Frisk awarded to striker Didier Drogba. In September Frisk abandoned the Champions League clash at Roma's Olympic Stadium when Dynamo Kiev were the visitors after being struck on the head by an object thrown from the crowd. He was scheduled to referee the World Cup qualifying match between Estonia and Slovakia on March 26.