Chris Kendall stripped of Super League game following Wigan-Saints derby

Chris Kendall will not referee a Super League game this week following the fallout from the Wigan-St Helens derby a week ago.

In fact, Kendall will not even be a linesman for the next round of fixtures as he sits out the week completely.

There were a number of incidents in the Wigan-Saints crunch clash that stuck out, with the Warriors’ John Bateman being given a one-match ban for “foul and abusive language” towards Kendall in what had been a heated affair.

However, that ban has since been overturned with Bateman now free to play against Leeds tonight.

The Warriors felt they had a strong case, with the club going to an independent panel hearing last night and Wigan subsequently winning the appeal.

Kendall has long been outspoken about the effects that abuse can have on a referee and it appears he has been kept out of the firing line following the derby game.

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Michael Shaw
Michael Shaw
1 year ago

Good i do not support either club but this ref was shocking , he lost the plot big time .

DIRTY DEN
DIRTY DEN
1 year ago

The society we have created no one likes being told what to do and unless we support officials 100% we will not encourage new officials. Dissent and in particular foul language to an official unless clamped upon will act like a cancer.Officials do have bad games but they are honest and give what they see in their opinon when administering the laws of the game, given in a split second not a replay from another angle etc

Concrete Monkey
Concrete Monkey
1 year ago
Reply to  DIRTY DEN

Absolute twaddle. Respect is earned, not something that immediately is given. If an official loses the game, that’s on them. You can’t penalise a player for losing their cool if as an official you have not control of the situation.

I’m all for players respecting officials, but those officials need to be on too of THEIR game and in control of the match first.

DIRTY DEN
DIRTY DEN
1 year ago

YES AND PLAYERS MUST BE TAUGHT LIKE AS A CHILD RESPECT THE OFFICIAL WHETHER ON A FOOTBALL FIELD, RUGBY ETC AND SCHOOL. RESPECT YOU KEEP TO YOURSELF AND USE THE APPROPRIATE CHANNELS TO DISPLAY YOUR DISPLEASURE. OFFICIALS OFFICIATE AS THEY SEE THE RULES THE INCIDENTS ON PLAY, THEY MAKE HONEST DECISIONS AND AS A PLAYERS THEY SHOULD BE DISCIPLINED TO ACCEPT, DISSENT IN ANY FORM SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED, TODAY IT IS ENDEMIC IN THIS NEW SOCIETY, TO QUESTION AND THE ATTITUDE I DONT LIKE BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO.!! YOU HAVE BLINKERS MY FRIEND THE BIGGEST CULPRITS AND CHEATS ARE THE PLAYERS AND MANAGERS, GOOD WHEN THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THEIR CHEATING BUT A BAD DECISION GIVEN HONESTLY BY AN OFFICIAL AS A PLAYER AND MANAGER SHOULD NEVER BRING OUR GAME INTO DISPUTE.THE GAME IF THIS DISSENT IS NOT CULLED WILL BECOME JUST LIKE SOCCER WHERE WE ARE… Read more »

Lord Farquad
Lord Farquad
1 year ago
Reply to  DIRTY DEN

Use a bit of grammer and stop shouting you melt.

DIRTY DEN
DIRTY DEN
1 year ago
Reply to  Lord Farquad

there is always one poes in the conversation liker a turd on your shoe

Mikey
Mikey
1 year ago

Sitting out is he? He’s on flag at the Hull vs Castleford game tonight