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Serie A refs banned from the internet

Serie A refs have been banned from having Facebook pages.

New Italian refs president Marcello Nicchi has issued a ban on using Facebook, MySpace or writing a blog, while taking part in internet forums is also prohibited.

"Referees are barred from making statements in public including via email, their own websites, mailing lists, forums, blogs or discussion groups such as Facebook and similar systems," read the memo.



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