Howard Webb taken off fourth official duty for Wolves vs Man United on psychologist's advice
Published 14:18 18/03/12 By MirrorFootball
Howard Webb was told to have a day off after he was forced to call off yesterday's match at Tottenham when Bolton player Fabrice Muamba collapsed during the game.
Webb was due to be the fourth official at this afternoon's match between Wolves and Manchester United at Molineux.
But after reportedly consulting with a psychologist referees' chief Mike Riley decided to excuse Webb from his duties.
Webb was officiating at White Hart Lane yesterday when Muamba suddenly collapsed on the pitch.
He was immediately surrounded by players and medical staff but was not breathing and CPR was administered before a defibrillator was called for.
The former England Under-21 star was taken off on a stretcher as fans held their heads in their hands, with some in tears.
The 23-year-old remains in a "critical condition".
After consulting with Bolton boss Owen Coyle and Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, Webb abandoned the match.