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PGMOL drop referee Simon Hooper & VAR officials over blunder in Man Utd vs Wolves clash

Premier League officials Simon Hooper, Michael Salisbury and Richard West have been benched for this weekend, per Sky Sports.

Their diabolical decision not to award a penalty in the Manchester United versus Wolverhampton Wanderers game last night left many people seething.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has taken action, axing the trio from the next round of fixtures.

Hooper, alongside the VAR team led by Salisbury and West, came under fire for their inexplicable failure to award a penalty to Wolves for a challenge on Saka Kalajdzic.

The pivotal moment saw United goalkeeper Andre Onana bulldoze into Kalajdzic as he lunged for the ball. 

The incident triggered protests from the Wolves bench, with Hooper astonishingly dismissing the blatant foul without batting an eyelid. 

VAR further fanned the flames by failing to prompt an on-field review.

Wolves manager Gary O’Neil revealed that referees’ chief Jon Moss apologised for the shocking lapse in judgment. 

PGMOL’s top brass Howard Webb added his voice to the debate, demanding more responsibility from officials during this campaign. 

The fury surrounding the penalty snub has ignited a dialogue between PGMOL and Wolves, as the decision cost them a point despite their impressive display. 

PGMOL must find a way to address this situation, as they cannot keep issuing apologies while teams lose points from terrible decisions.

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