Colour clash – should this happen at Select Group Level?

I couldn’t help noticing on a recent game between Aston Villa & Southampton in the Barclays Premier League that the referee, Phil Dowd on this occasion, was wearing a kit that, from a distance, made him look distinctively like a Southampton player!


How could something like this happen on a game at this level? I raised the point on Twitter as soon as I saw it and here are some of the responses:


Anyway, I decided to dig out the old L.O.T.G. just to clarify:


You can see the full list of equipment regulations by clicking HERE but I would love to hear thoughts on this one?