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Holland veteran Davids threatens to retire after being allegedly targeted by refs

Barnet's player-manager Edgar Davids is ready to end his playing career in protest at being made "a target" by referees, after he was shown his third red card in eight league appearances, reports The Guardian. The 40-year-old former Holland international, sent off in the 2-1 defeat at Salisbury after he picked up two yellow cards.

"I don't think I am going to play anymore because they are taking away the fun.

"I think I know for definite now that the league is targeting Barnet. I don't know how many games we have played now but there is weird decision-making all the time. It is ridiculous, especially the first [yellow card] because everyone can see I cleared the ball. That was an absolute disgrace. The other one for the red card was also a disgrace.

"I am a target … I want the team to do well. If you look at the red cards, some are definitely red cards and some are exaggerated. It is hard to complete our tasks when a lot of decisions are against you."

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