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Clive 'The Book' Thomas - International Referee

Clive Thomas was a referee that reached the top of the tree. He was given the responsibility of officiating some of football's biggest games including the World Cup Finals. His reputation for sticking steadfastly to the laws of the game earned him the nickname 'The Book'.


However, he earned the ire of many football fans with timing of his decisions and his inflexible approach. This is the story of the referee who has gone down in Everton and Brazilian folklore for all the wrong reasons.