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16th Sep 2016

WATCH: Non-League player pulls off oldest trick in the book on unsuspecting referee

Classic comedy

Carl Anka

Sometimes the simple jokes are the best.

No guff, no fluff. A bit of physical comedy works is all you need for a bit of a chuckle.

Which is why we’ve been giggling at this bit of non-league football for a few days now.

Ramsbottom United co-manager Paul Fildes recorded this special moment between his side and Glossop North End.

Evo-Stik Northern Division 1 North tie was going swimmingly; everyone was having a good time, and it looks like a freekick was about to be taken.

So of course everyone was getting into position, including a fast retreating referee.

Cue comedy.

That, dear readers, is a perfectly weighted prank, played to perfection.

Our favourite bit is how the referee slows down juussst before he makes contact with the kneeing player – he really has no idea what’s going on.

Then, plop.

Digging a little deeper, and it appears our prankster was a happy chappy from Glossop North End by the name of Ben Richardson. Richardson, a defender for the non-league club,  wanted to have a bit of revenge after a few dodgy refereeing decisions.

Very naughty, very funny.

We’re just glad the referee had a sense of humour and laughed it off, rather than card the cheeky fella.

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