Bobby Madley will return to referee Premier League football more than four years after being sacked this weekend when he takes charge of Brentford vs Wolves.
The official was removed from his position by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) in 2018 after sending a “discriminatory” video to a friend.
Madley left the UK for Norway after the decision and continued his career in the country’s lower leagues.
But he became a referee for the “National List” again in February 2020, refereeing Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches.
After getting this opportunity, he thanked PGMOL for giving him a chance to make a comeback.
“I can only thank them for having the ability to forgive, to recognize that a naive moment does not define a person and to give me a second chance to do what I love to do,” he told the time.
This season he has been the whistleblower in 10 league games.
And has now been called up for the Premier League clash at Gtech Community Stadium.
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“I’m not proud of my actions in 2018 and I learned from it and I feel like I’m a better, stronger person for it,” Madley said.
“PGMOL dealt with what they considered to be a discriminatory act in the strongest manner. There can be no criticism of that and I have never sought to do anything other than respect the decision and learn from it as a person.