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WATCH: Jordan Ayew poleaxes Gary Cahill from behind, Jon Moss unmoved

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Or, why FIFA didn’t invite a British ref to the World Cup

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What was John Moss looking at?

With time running out and relegation-threatened Swansea desperate to equalize, Gary Cahill played a ball back to Antonio Rudiger at the Liberty Stadium. Well after the ball had gone, Jordan Ayew came flying in with a body slam, poleaxing Cahill from behind.

John Moss was looking right at it. He saw nothing. Not a red, not a yellow, not a foul, not worth the enormous effort it would have taken to puff some air through that whistle of his.

We’d say it’s disgrace but are we really surprised at this point? Standard operating procedure and will Moss be taken to account for his bad calls (of which there were many)? Don’t be silly.

On April 14th, with Mike Dean looking right at him, Marcos Alonso scraped down the back of Shane Long’s leg.

Dean saw nothing. He actually said so in his match report. That allowed the FA to do a retrospective review and ban Alonso for three matches.

Chances the FA review this one? There are two.

Slim. And none.