A teenage football referee says his campaign to make football safer for match officials has taken a major step forward, after he met with the Football Association in Manchester.
18-year-old Ryan Hampson says he's been head-butted, punched and spat at, while he's officiated in more than 300 games.
He has called on the FA to allow referees to wear body cameras.
And at today's meeting Ryan said the FA committed themselves to helping make it happen:
A teenage referee has described the terrifying moment parents abused her during an under 10s tournament in Blackpool.
15 year old Emma Hickson was left in tears when both sets of parents invaded the pitch after a late tackle went unpunished.
The Football Association is now investigating after trouble flared during the game between Platt Lane City, based at Manchester City's youth complex in Moss Side and Liverpool's Litherland Tigers.
Mel Barham reports.
The Football Association has confirmed it has written to Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and QPR boss Harry Redknapp to ask for their observations following their post-match comments regarding referees on Boxing Day.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not face punishment for confronting referee Mike Dean at Old Trafford yesterday, the Football Association has confirmed.
The Scot was furious after Dean overruled assistant Jake Collin and awarded Newcastle's second goal in the Red Devils' 4-3 win.
The FA today confirmed no action would be taken against the Manchester United boss as Dean made no reference to Ferguson confronting him in his report.
Ferguson approached Dean as he made his way out for the second half, before rounding on the fourth official Neil Swarbrick and Collin.
Stoke City defender Robert Huth will not be disciplined by the FA after appearing to stamp on Luis Suarez during Saturday's 0-0 draw. The officials saw the incident at the time, so the FA cannot take further action.
Bolton striker Marvin Sordell has been subjected to abuse on Twitter after making allegations that he and teammates were racially abused during Saturday's game at Millwall.
Sordell re-tweeted several abusive messages sent to him after he told his club he had faced racist taunts from the home fans.