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SAD NEWS: Former Top Referee, Paul Alcock Is Dead

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SAD NEWS: Former Premier League Top Referee, Paul Alcock Is Dead

The official was well-known for being pushed over by Paolo Di Canio following a red card decision the Sheffield Wednesday frontman disagreed with in 1998.

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Di Canio exploded with rage after Alcock hit the ground in what appeared to be a theatrical manner.

The striker was fined £10,000 and slapped with an extended 11-game ban by the FA for the scuffle.

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Alcock endured intensive courses of chemotheraphy and radiotheraphy, which caused him to lose three stone in just weeks.

He passed away at Maidstone Hospital in Kent after a two-year fight with the illness which involved numerous painful surgeries.

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Alcock raised thousands of pounds for cahrity after his retirement from the beautiful game.

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