They’re just doing a job, they don’t get paid crazy money and without them football would have to be self-regulated. We all know what kind of farce we would descend into then.
Still there are few things that warm the cockles of our hearts like watching a referee or a linesman falling over in an embarassing and amusing manner.
Here’s one such incident from United’s game against the MLS All-Stars. It’s not hard to see why he didn’t make it as a player.