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Ref makes a mockery.

Byline: David PRENTICE

NOT since Wycombe striker Steve Brown scored a last minute FA Cup quarter-final winner, then took off his shirt to reveal a vest showing the name of his sick son Maxwell, has a referee shown such a blatant lack of commonsense and sympathy.

Brown was sent off and left the pitch in tears, watched by a 15-month old boy who had endured 20 life-saving operations and had never previously been well enough to watch his dad play.

Tuesday night's shocker wasn't anything like as heart-rending, but it was still a shocker.

Everton Reserves had pulled back a two-goal deficit to draw level in a spiky mini-derby match and were understandably milking the moment.

But while they celebrated Lee Molyneux's equaliser, the insensitive Mr Cummings capped an awful performance by allowing Liverpool to restart the match.

Happily, in the interests of public order, they just failed to score.

Keep an eye out for Mr Cummings.

He could soon be spoiling games near you.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 17, 2008
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