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Howard Webb Charges £4k On 'Comedians' Website For After-Dinner Speeches

18/02/2014 11:11 GMT | Updated 18/02/2014 11:59 GMT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Referee Howard Webb during the FA Cup fifth round match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Referee Howard Webb was removed from a website advertising his £4,000-a-night after-dinner speaking following his controversial officiating during Arsenal's FA Cup win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Webb was criticised by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for failing to award Luis Suárez a second penalty, while he should also have arguably shown Steven Gerrard a second yellow card and punished Raheem Sterling for shoving him.

Comically, Webb was listed on the www.comedians.co.uk website – an agency which represents numerous figures from sport, politics and the entertainment industry – and bills itself as "the one stop shop for comedy".

The World Cup final official's fee was advertised as between £2,000 to £4,000.

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Webb's details on the Comedians website, before they were removed

Once it was made public Webb featured on the website, his details were removed, although he is still available for motivational talks.

Webb's refereeing has seriously regressed since the infamous 2010 World Cup final between Spain and Holland, yet he will not be demoted this weekend.

The 42-year-old was again chosen as England's refereeing representative at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.