The Ref Who's Making a Lot of Londoners See Red; Arsenal Villain's History of Capital Punishment
Byline: KATHARINE BARNEY
CHAMPIONS League final referee Terje Hauge is facing the wrath of a large swathe of London this morning.
The Norwegian official's sendingoff of Arsenal's Jens Lehmann last night gave opponents Barcelona a huge advantage. The referee - who Arsenal skipper Thierry Henry later claimed was "wearing a Barca shirt" - showed the goalkeeper the red card after 18 minutes in Paris.
Arsenal lost 2-1.
And Chelsea fans will remember Hauge for the red card which saw Asier del Horno dismissed against the Spanish side in the first leg of their clash at Stamford Bridge in February, a decision that was blasted by Blues coach Jose Mourinho.
Last night's game was marred by a series of questionable decisions.
Henry said he was kicked off the pitch by Barcelona's defenders and given no protection. And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger went on to suggest Barcelona's equalising goal should have been ruled offside.
Henry, 28, said after the match: "I don't know if the referee was wearing a Barcelona shirt. …