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SKY cameras drop in on Lancashire teams


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A thriving Lancashire football league was thrust into the national spotlight when a camera crew from Sky Sports came to interview players and officials.

The crew interviewed referee David McNamara and respective captains Mark Winstanley and Billy Smalley before the Lancashire Evening Post Sunday League Presidents Cup semi-finals on Sunday in Preston

It was part of a special report about the FA Respect campaign.

They then filmed the pre-match 'Respect handshake' - so controversial following the Luis Suarez’s refusal to shake the hand of Patrice Evra at Old Trafford recently - before the game kicked off at 11am.

League President Eamonn McNamara said: “Our illustrious visitors could not fail to be impressed by all four teams and the two sets of match officials.

“It was a great honour for this League that the Lancashire Football Association had recommended us for the interviews and the clubs, players and officials involved did not let us down.”

Eddie Wolstenholme, a former Premier League referee and now Referees Development Manager at the Lancashire FA, said: “We were contacted on the Thursday and we selected the LEP Sunday League because of how well run it is.

“Everyone did us proud.”


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