Referee Darren Drysdale squares up to Alan Judge during Ipswich 0-0 Northampton
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VIDEO: Referee Darren Drysdale squares up to Ipswich’s Alan Judge before booking him

Apologises afterwards.

Referee Darren Drysdale appeared to square up to Alan Judge before booking the Ipswich player in their goalless draw against Northampton this evening. pic.twitter.com/ZexMTxYIx7

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 16, 2021

Referee Darren Drysdale squared up to Ipswich midfielder Alan Judge before booking him during Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Northampton.

The League One match at Portman Road flared up late on when Judge went down in the area and was incensed not to get a penalty.

After an exchange of words, Drysdale locked heads with him before the pair were separated.

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The official later said:

I can only apologise to Alan and Ipswich Town.

I fully understand it is important for us as referees to maintain our composure throughout the game and always engage with players in a professional manner.

I’m sorry that I did not do that.