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Altidore gets fine for referee outburst

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United States and Toronto FC striker, Jozy Altidore has been fined for criticising the referee in last month’s MLS Cup final.

Altidore has now criticised MLS referees for a second time this year alone sparking the action from domestic soccer commission as confirmed by it’s chief Don Garber on Tuesday. .

The player’s action was as a result of Toronto’s defeat to the Seattle Sounders on November 10 which has violated the league’s public criticism policy.

Altidore, who was the subject of a fine before now for questioning the standard of MLS officiating, had knocked match officials for failing to spot a foul in the build-up to Seattle’s opening goal.

“We know the standard of MLS refereeing is next to horrible. You can’t count on them being able to run anything,” Altidore told reporters following the game.

In June he described MLS referees as “some of the worst in the world…absolutely horrible” after a game between Toronto and D.C. United, prompting another fine.

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