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George Smith (Referee)


Whiskey Coates
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May 15, 2019, 6:07 PM

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From 'The Scotsman'...

Edinburgh-based former grade one football referee George Smith has died aged 75.

Smith took charge of three Scottish Cup finals and two League Cup finals.

He was the man in the middle at the notorious 1980 Scottish Cup final when a riot took place between fans at Hampden Park after Celtic had beaten Rangers in extra–time.

Smith also represented Scotland at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, taking charge of a group match between Austria and Czechoslovakia where he handed out seven yellow cards.

He retired as a referee observer due to ill health in October last year and was then appointed honorary president of the Edinburgh and District Referees Association.

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SMITH, George
born 14th October 1943
died Monday 13th May 2019, aged 75

Smith took charge of the 1980 (Celtic v Rangers), 1988 (Celtic v Dundee United) and 1990 (Aberdeen v Celtic) Scottish Cup finals. He also took charge of the 1988 (Aberdeen v Rangers) and 1989 (Aberdeen v Rangers) Scottish League Cup finals.


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