VIDEO: Referee sends Blades player off only to bring him back on

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Kieron Freeman was shown a straight red last night against Brentford in League One, before the referee realised he'd made the wrong decision.

No one can deny the hard jobs referee's have. March was a month of high profile blunders from officials in the Premier League, and April started no different in League One. 

Referee Eddie Ilderton saved his reputation though by stopping the game and consulting with his assistant before eventually over-turning his decision to send Kieron Freeman off. 

It comes at a time where technology has been introduced in other sports to good effect, but game changing decision's can still be gotten wrong in football. 

After the introduction of goal line technology this year, it's being asked whether football needs to go a step further and show referee's replays on big decisions during a game. 

Gary Neville was one advocating for this on this week's Monday Night Football, as he has been for a while. He made the point that there isn't many big decisions in a game, so football won't become stop-start and also that when watching on TV with all of the replays a clear and correct decision can be made within seconds. 

Here's some of his thoughts on the subject from 5:07 onwards: 

Coming towards a crucial stage in the season, whether it be Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two – big decisions can decide the fate of clubs. Surely there can be no bad side to wanting to get those decisions completely right? 

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