“Refereeing has to improve,” declares W Connection assistant coach Earl Jean. “Or it will bring down the Pro League and the Super League.”

Fuel was added to the fire in a raging debate about ever-declining standards in local football refereeing during Friday’s Pro League match in which third-placed Defence Force controversially defeated second-placed W Connection 2-1 at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

“The refereeing was poor,” Jean declared. “While I am not one to berate individuals, Keith has a valid point.”