Martin Atkinson has been announced as the man to referee Newcastle United’s Premier League encounter with AFC Bournemouth this weekend.
Atkinson is one of the top flight’s most experienced referees but is also known for making some controversial decisions.
The 48-year-old has dished out a remarkable 31 yellow cards in just ten Premier League matches so far this season and these Newcastle fans voiced their discontent…
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Atkinson has been involved in numerous VAR incidents this season and Newcastle fans don’t want to see more controversy again.
The Magpies’ last match against West Ham United was free-flowing and never had many delays, which many fans enjoyed.
However, Atkinson’s knack of making big decisions could mean it’s a frantic match at St James’ Park.