The holidays are a trying time. Avoiding relatives, buying awful gifts nobody likes — it’s tough. With that said we’ve all got to get through it. Referee Mick Russell couldn’t.

From the BBC:

“Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson says referee Mick Russell’s failure to send off a Sheffield Wednesday player he booked twice is “staggering”. Russell showed midfielder Jeremy Helan a second yellow card in the 26th minute of the 0-0 draw between the sides but did not produce a red card.”

The incident brought back memories of the 2006 World Cup, when Graham Poll booked Croatian defender Josip Simunic three times before sending him off in a game against Australia.

It’s almost over. With New Year’s day comes rejuvenation (and a crippling hangover). Championship football will survive this embarrassment. We’ve all been there, Mick.