A series of high-profile refereeing errors in the Premier League has forced legend Alan Shearer to come out and call for improvements.
“They could be fitter but they need all the help they can get,” said Shearer.
The Newcastle legend spoke about an error in West Ham’s 1-0 home win over Sunderland.
“Referee Lee Mason was miles out of position. At least one of those officials should be seeing that O’Shea’s flicking the ball on, so it can’t be offside and it should have been a penalty,” said Shearer.
“The guys that are playing in League One or League Two who have not been financially rewarded, I think we need to get more of those guys in who have played the game. They will be fitter.”