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Referee books interpreter of Yokohama F. Marinos manager Ange Postecoglou for translating reaction to disallowed goal against Tokushima Vortis
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VIDEO: Referee books interpreter for translating manager’s reaction to disallowed goal

Bizarre moment in Japanese top flight match.

The referee showed a yellow card to the interpreter of Yokohama F. Marinos manager Ange Postecoglou for translating his reaction to a disallowed goal.

With the home side seemingly having doubled their lead over Tokushima Vortis in Wednesday’s J1 League match at the Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium, their celebrations were curtailed.

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After the matchday ref chalked off the strike, Postecoglou had words for him – but he had to go through his interpreter to make his feelings known.

This resulted in the farcical scene of the man supplying the translation getting booked instead of the boss whose words he was relaying.

Ultimately Marinos managed to hold on for a 1-0 win in Japan’s top flight.