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19 June 2014 | by D.J. Taylor | Comments: 0

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The most obdurate non-football fan would probably have taken an interest in Peter White’s encounter with an off-duty Howard Webb, referee of the last World Cup final and currently engaged in supervising this year’s tournament in Brazil. A South Yorkshire miner’s son and part-time policeman, Webb has a charisma – not to mention a “don’t try anything funny with me son” demeanour – that is not always associated with the man in black, and Howard’s Way (11 June) found him busily at large not in a Premiership stadium but on a Rotherham playing field officiating at a mock-World Cup between various schoolboy sides.It turned out to be part of an initiative sponsored by South Yorkshire Police, designed to nip antisocial behaviour in the bud, off ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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