Mike McCurry (referee)

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Thomas Michael 'Mike' McCurry (born 4 June 1964) is a football referee from Scotland. He is also a Baptist Associate Pastor at the Mosspark Baptist Church in Glasgow[1] and used to be a Chartered Accountant. He refereed the 2005 Scottish League Cup Final. McCurry considers his refereeing to be a hobby and lists his main occupation as "Minister of Christian Faith".[2] McCurry was on the FIFA list of referees, but the Scottish Football Association (SFA) failed to nominate him to the list for the 2008-2009 football season.[3] He was previously on the list and he is referred to as one of the SFA's FIFA referees on his profile on the SFA website.[4]

McCurry has been criticised on a number of occasions for his handling of matches, most notably a match between Rangers and Dundee United on 10 May 2008.[5] Dundee United lodged a complaint to the SFA over the events. McCurry later publicly admitted that he had made several mistakes in the match.[6] The SFA rejected Levein's accusations, filing charges against Levein and Dundee United.[7] These charges resulted in Levein being fined £5,000 by the SFA. Levein refused to apologise for anything he had said about McCurry's handling of the match in question.[8]

On 18 May 2009, the SFA ended McCurry's refereeing career when they omitted him from the list of senior officials who will handle matches in Scotland during the 2009-2010 football season.[9] On 13 May 2010 the Daily Record reported that McCurry had voluntarily removed his name from the list of Chartered Accountants authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.[10]


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