Mystery as Yorkshire referee Bobby Madley suddenly quits Premier League aged 32

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Bobby Madley no longer works for the body that oversees referee appointments in English football.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) on Thursday announced the 32-year-old referee had left his job.

Madley, who was one of the 18 full-time professional referees, has officiated 91 matches in the Premier League since 2013 but was not involved during the first weekend of this season.

A PGMOL statement said: "Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL.

"We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstances."

Madley refereed the 2017 Community Shield at Wembley before overseeing 18 Premier League matches last season.