Rob Styles, the referee who, last week, awarded Manchester United a 'penalty which wasn't a penalty' has received 'many threats', some quite grave, according to police ahead of Sunday's Premier League match between Tottenham and Hull at White Hart Lane.
Styles later apologised to Bolton Wanderers and their fans for the diabolical decision. He was said to be "concerned" about the threats, but said he would not let it ruin his Sunday Roast.
Police are investigating the threats, which were sent by email from an address in Bolton. They are interviewing everyone in the area with the surname 'Megson' in a bid to uncover the sender.
Tottenham and Hull fans have voiced their collective disapproval of Styles' appointment for Sunday's game, and are now 'quivering in their boots', worrying what other howlers he has up his sleeve.
Spurs, rooted to the bottom of the Premiership on 2 points, desperately need a win, but Styles is known to hate them, and they won't be expecting any favours.
Hull, meanwhile, are on the crest of a wave after their win at Arsenal last Saturday.
Mr Styles, who escaped punishment from the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB), said:
"Threats are worrying, but nothing comes between me and my Sunday dinner."